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worst flood situation in assam over 55 lakh citizens hit zws 70 | The situation is dire in Assam

Guwahati : Due to torrential rains, the water level of Brahmaputra and Barak rivers has been steadily rising and the situation in Assam has become critical. So far, 5.5 million people in 32 districts have been affected by the floods.

Assam has been flooded in two phases since mid-May. 89 people were killed in this. Chief Minister Hemanta Bishwa Sarma on Wednesday visited Nagaon district by train and inquired about the flood situation. Nagaon is the worst affected district by the floods. The lives of more than four and a half lakh people in the district have been disrupted. Of these, 15,188 people have taken shelter in 147 relief camps.

Chief Minister Sarma said that the floods on the Kopila River had affected people’s lives in most parts of Nagaon district. Measures will be taken to prevent such crises in future. Extreme levels of flood danger were announced in Kachar, Karimganj and Halkandi districts of Barak Valley. The water levels of the Barak and Kushiyara rivers have been steadily rising. Therefore, this is the situation and the floods have covered a large area, officials said. Jawan of National Disaster Management Force is working to evacuate people to safer places in Kachar district. More than two lakh 16 thousand people in 506 villages of this district have been affected by this flood. According to officials, 55 lakh 42 thousand people in 32 out of 36 districts of Assam were affected by the floods.

The Assam State Natural Disaster Management Authority said seven more people had died in flood-related incidents in the last 24 hours. The death toll from the floods rose to 89. In Barpeta district 12 lakh 51 thousand people are in the shadow of floods, while in Dhubri five lakh 94 thousand and in Darrag district five lakh 47 people were affected by the floods. According to government data, the floods caused by torrential rains have damaged 5,577 villages in 121 revenue areas. Two lakh 62 thousand people have taken shelter in 862 relief camps.

11 animals die in Kaziranga Sanctuary

Floods hit 233 camps in Kaziranga National Sanctuary At least 11 animals have died. 14 out of 25 camps in Pobitora Sanctuary have been affected by the floods. However, there are no reports of animal deaths in the area.

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