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Assam Flood Situation Improves; 1.2 Lakh Still Affected

The overall flood situation in Assam improved on Tuesday following a decrease in rainfall in various parts of the state, authorities said.

In its latest bulletin, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said the floods have so far claimed five lives. A total of 1,55,896 people have been affected in the districts of Bajali, Baksa, Barpeta, Darrang, Dibrugarh, Golaghat, Kamrup, Lakhimpur, Nagaon, Nalbari and Tamulpur.

Barpeta is the worst-hit district, with 87,232 affected persons, of which 58,921 were reported in the Sarthebari area. On Monday, two people died in Sarthebari after falling into the flood waters.

The ASDMA said that 99 relief camps across eight districts are housing 2,915 individuals. However, about 3801.63 hectares still remain inundated.

All of the state’s largest rivers are now flowing below the danger threshold, the bulletin added.

Meanwhile, the floods have also killed more than 900 animals this year, while damaging multiple embankments, roads, bridges, and other significant infrastructures. Numerous areas in Baksa, Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Nalbari, Sivasagar, Sonitpur and Tamulpur have recorded erosion.

Barpeta still remain the worst affected district in last 24 hours with 67,057 people still suffering, followed by Bajali with 41,280 people and Lakhimpur with 9,250 people.

At present, 514 villages in 22 revenue circles are under water and 2389.23 hectares of crop areas have been damaged across Assam, the ASDMA said.

The authorities are running 115 relief camps and distribution centres in eight districts where 713 people including 329 women and 47 children are taking shelter.

Massive erosion has been witnessed in Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Nalbari, Sonitpur, Tinsukia and Udalguri districts.

Due to floods, incidents of roads damages were reported across 60 locations in Bajali, Barpeta, Biswanath, Dhubri, Karimganj and Nalbari districts.

Around 84,697animals (Small, Big and Poultry) remain affected in five districts in the last 24 hours.

On the other hand, no river is currently flowing above the danger level.

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