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Close to 40 lakh hit by Assam floods; death toll at 71

Close to 40 lakh hit by Assam floods; death toll at 71

Guwahati, Jul 16 (UNI) Nearly 40 lakh population has been affected by floods in Assam

as the situation continued to be grim and the death toll also remained on an upward trend.

The overall death toll in floods this year has reached 71 with five new deaths reported

in the last 24 hours, an Assam State Disaster Management Authority bulletin informed

here this evening.

The number of total population increased by nearly five lakhs since yesterday as the

figure stood at 39,79,563 this evening, with Lakhimpur, Sonitpur, Darrang, Nalbari,

Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Dhubri, South Salamar and Morigaon among the worst-hit

districts.

Altogether 27 districts of the state are reeling under waters, affecting 93 revenue

circles and 3218 villages and localities.

Close to 50,000 displaced people are taking shelter in 303 relief camps, while another

445 relief distribution centres are also operating in the affected areas.

The Kaziranga National Park continued to remain affected, with 79 animals killed in

floods, including being hit by passing vehicles, so far, while 121 more have been

rescued.

Out of 223 forest camps in the Park, 99 are currently affected and six have been

vacated.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Agriculture Minister Atul Bora today took

stock of the flood situation in the Park, inspecting the affected areas by a speed

motor boat and interacting with the frontline forest personnel.

Parts of Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park have

also been inundated by flood waters.

UNI SG BM

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