Assam: 17 lakh people badly affected due to heavy flood like situation


Assam: Nearly five dead and many others wounded in a heavy rain and floods that took place Assam.  More than 17 lakh people remained affected in around 26 districts of Assam.

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As per the reports, about 77 per cent of the Kaziranga National Park involving 134 anti-poaching camps, has been swamped. It badly affected animals and even took the lives of them.

Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) stated, several people lost their lives in floods in Golaghat, Lakhimpur, Nagaon and South Salmara districts.

The death toll of people have reached to over 49, involving eight in Guwahati. The ASDMA stated, one person died in Golaghat, Lakhimpur and Nagaon.

Over 17.43 lakh people died in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darrang, Nalbari, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Morigaon, Nagaon, Karbi Anglong, Jorhat, Golaghat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Charaideo, Cachar, Karimganj, Kamrup and Hailakandi districts.

Nearly 17.18 lakh people were badly affected in the floods.

As per the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC), 17 hog deer were evacuated from the Kaziranga Park on Friday, among which 13 were sent back to the national park.

“Two were found dead on arrival and two are under care at CWRC. One male rhino calf, aged about 3-4 months and displaced from Burhapahar Forest Range due to floods, has been admitted today,” it stated.

Several animals lost their lives as speeding vehicles hit them on the National Highway 37. ASDMA asserted, currently 2,450 villages are under water and over 86,000 hectares of crop areas are flooded.

The most exceedingly bad influenced is South Salmara, where more than 3.06 lakh individuals have been influenced by the storm, trailed by Morigaon with more than 2.23 lakh sufferers.

In Guwahati likewise water logging has been accounted for, the ASDMA said. Specialists are running 382 help camps and dissemination focuses in 19 locale, where 28,937 people are at present taking asylum.

The state government has disseminated rice, dal, salt and mustard oil among the surge casualties amid the most recent 24 hours, ASDMA said. Over the state, 14,10,968 creatures and poultry have been influenced by the surge waters, the office said.

Because of the effect of surge waters, numerous streets, banks and scaffolds have been harmed in many locale, including Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Karimganj, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Barpeta, Kokrajhar, Golaghat, Jorhat, Morigaon, Nagaon, South Salmara, Sonitpur, Dhubri and Chirang.

At present, the Brahmaputra is streaming over the peril check at five spots – Guwahati, Nimatighat in Jorhat, Tezpur in Sonitpur, alongside Goalpara and Dhubri towns.

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Several other rivers including Burhidehing at Khowang in Dibrugarh, Desang Naglamuragat in Sivasagar, Dhansiri at Numaligarh in Golaghat and Beki at Road Bridge in Barpeta are flowing heavily.