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Assam floods claim two more lives, death toll climbs to 68; over 48 lakh people affected across 30 districts
The district administrations have set up 487 relief camps and distribution centres in 30 districts, where over 1.25 lakh men, women and children have taken shelter.
Guwahati, Assam: Two more people died as the flood situation in Assam suddenly worsened following the rains for the past two days, taking the death toll to 68 on Thursday morning in the state, said the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).
The ASDMA further stated that more than 48 lakh people have been affected in over 4500 villages across 30 districts in Assam due to floods.
“66 people dead and 48,07,111 affected across 30 districts due to floods in the state, as of 15th July,” the ASDMA said. However, it also mentioned that two more people have died today morning.
Assam: Villages near Guwahati have been flooded as water level in Brahmaputra river has risen following heavy rainfall in the region. pic.twitter.com/zCCyx2GzJ0
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Meanwhile, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal visited flood-affected areas of Kaziranga National Park. “The staff of the national park are committed towards the safety of the animals here,” he said.
Among the districts that have been mostly affected include, Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Chirang, Udalguri, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, among others. As many as 487 relief camps have also been set up across the state, it added further.
The rescue operations are on in affected areas and various teams of SDRF, NDRF, state police and locals are helping those affected by the flood. The district administrations have set up 487 relief camps and distribution centres in 30 districts, where over 1.25 lakh men, women and children have taken shelter.
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