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Assam flood death toll rises to 48, flood water starts receding in 10 districts

Over 36,000 hectares of agricultural land with standing crops were submerged in 11 districts with the Brahmaputra river flowing over the danger level in Jorhat and Dhubri districts.

Press Trust Of India

Updated:September 11, 2015, 1:44 PM IST
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Assam flood death toll rises to 48, flood water starts receding in 10 districts
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Guwahati: With the death of one more person in Barpeta district the toll in the Assam floods on Thursday increased to 48 even as the water in 10 of the 21 districts in the state have started receding.

The districts that continued to be affected by the floods are Dhemaji, Bongaigaon, Sonitpur, Barpeta, Morigaon, Cachar, Dibrugarh, Golaghat, Dhubri, Goalpara and Nagaon, where 5.16 lakh people are affected, according to an Assam State Disaster Management Authority report.

Over 36,000 hectares of agricultural land with standing crops were submerged in 11 districts with the Brahmaputra river flowing over the danger level in Jorhat and Dhubri districts.

River Dhansiri was flowing above danger level in Golaghat district, the report said. Nearly 38,000 affected people are taking shelter in

118 relief camps with the government supplying essential materials, it said.

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