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Assam flood situation improved marginally, 77,000 affected in two districts

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), over 77,200 people are still suffering due to flood in Biswanath and Golaghat districts.


PTI Last Updated at 08 Aug 2018, 20:08 IST India

The flood situation in Assam improved marginally today even though over 77,000 people were still affected in two districts.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), over 77,200 people are still suffering due to flood in Biswanath and Golaghat districts.

Till yesterday, over 81,000 people were affected by flood in Golaghat district in the state. The total number of persons losing their lives in the two spell of flood this year across different parts of the state stands at 46, including three in the landslides.

Currently, 107 villages are under water and 6,883 hectares of crop areas have been damaged, ASDMA said.

ASDMA said authorities are running 109 relief camps and distribution centers in the two districts, where 19,636 people are taking shelter at present.

Currently, the Brahmaputra at Nimatighat in Jorhat and Dhansiri at Numaligarh in Golaghat are flowing above the danger marks, it added. Roads and bridges have been damaged in Lakhimpur, Biswanath and Kamrup Metropolitan, it added.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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