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Assam flood death toll rises to 25; Barpeta district remains worst hit

On Tuesday, 25 of Assam's 33 districts were hit by floods, affecting over 13.2 lakh people, besides claiming four lives. Barpeta is the worst-hit district followed by South Salmara and Nalbari. Cropland totalling 75,700 hectares have been damaged across the state.

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: July 01, 2020 8:08 IST
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Assam flood situation remains bleak; death toll rises to 25

The flood situation continued to be grim in Assam, where three more people died due to the deluge, pushing the death toll to 25, officials said. Two persons died in Barpeta district, while one death was reported from Dibrugarh district, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said in a bulletin.

Floodwaters, however, receded from Udalguri and Kamrup (Metro), but continued to submerge 23 other districts, including Dhemaji, South Salmara, Lakhimpur, Nalbari, Barpeta, Kokrajhar, Goalpara, Kamrup, Morigaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia, it said.

On Tuesday, 25 of Assam's 33 districts were hit by floods, affecting over 13.2 lakh people, besides claiming four lives.

According to the bulletin, Barpeta is the worst-hit district followed by South Salmara and Nalbari. Cropland totalling 75,700 hectares have been damaged across the state, it said.

The district administrations have evacuated 3,245 marooned people during the last 24 hours in five districts, it said.

The floods have inundated much of the Kaziranga National Park in Golaghat, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Morigaon and Orang National Park in Mangaldoi, the ASDMA bulletin said.

The district authorities have set up 265 relief camps and distribution centres across 21 districts, where 25,461 people are being provided shelter.

The mighty Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger level at Guwahati, Neamatighat in Jorhat, Tezpur in Sonitpur, Goalpara town and Dhubri town, it said.

Embankments, roads, bridges, culverts and many other infrastructures have been damaged at various places, the bulletin added. 

(With PTI inputs)

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