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Floods in Assam worsen, 1.2 lakh people affected in 20 districts

The flood situation in Assam deteriorated suddenly in the last 24 hours, as the number of flood-affected population crossed one lakh for the first time this year.

In the past 24 hours, 85,000 more people have been hit by the first wave of floods that has affected 20 districts and sub-divisions across the state as on Wednesday evening. The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), in its evening flood bulletin, said 1,19,830 were facing deluge, of whom 48,967 are women and 17,652 children.

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