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Flood Situation in Assam Improves After Rain Fury

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), more than 2.85 lakh people are currently affected across 386 villages in ten districts.

Press Trust Of India

Updated:August 4, 2016, 7:58 PM IST
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Flood Situation in Assam Improves After Rain Fury
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Guwahati: Flood situation in Assam improved considerably on Thursday, though nearly three lakh people are still suffering across ten districts in the state.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), more than 2.85 lakh people are currently affected across 386 villages in ten districts.

Till Wednesday, nearly eight lakh people were affected by the floods across 638 villages in 14 districts.

The death toll in the current wave of floods stood at 34 across the state.

As of now, the affected districts were Jorhat, Golaghat, Bongaigaon, Dhemaji, Barpeta, Dhubri, Morigaon, Kokrajhar, Nagaon and Goalpara.

Among them, Barpeta was the worst affected with nearly one lakh people still suffering, followed by Dhubri with over 80,000 and Goalpara with almost 40,000 people currently hit by the floods, the ASDMA said.

The authorities were running 66 relief camps and distribution centres, where 18,708 people were taking shelter across eight districts.

Nearly 13,000 hectares of crop area was under flood water across the state. Currently, the Brahmaputra was flowing above the danger mark at Nematighat in Jorhat and Dhubri town.

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