Assam Floods: Death toll rises to 28; 57 lakh people affected
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Assam Floods: Death toll rises to 28; 57 lakh people affected

G Plus News | July 17, 2019 19:03 hrs

GUWAHATI: As of 17 July 2019, the total number of deaths is now at 28 persons due to floods and 2 persons due to landslide. 

In the past 24 hours, a total of 10 persons have lost their lives due to floods in the districts of Sonitpur (2), Udalguri (2), Kamrup (M) (1), Morigaon (4) and Nagaon (1).

In total, approximately 57, 51,938 people have been affected. 

A total of 4,626 number of villages in 114 revenue circles of 29 number of Districts Viz. Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darrang, Udalguri, Baksa, Barpeta, Nalbari, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup (M), Morigaon, Nagaon, Hojai, Golaghat, Majuli, Jorhat, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Cachar, Karbi Anglong and Karimganj of Assam have been affected.

Presently, 427 numbers of Relief Camps are operational in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darrang, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Morigaon, Nagaon, Karbi Anglong, Golaghat, Majuli, Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Cachar and Karimganj districts with 1,51,947 inmates and 392 Relief Distribution Centres in the districts of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darrang, Udalguri, Baksa, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Dhubri, South Salmara, Kamrup, Kamrup (M), Morigaon, Nagaon, Hojai, Golaghat, Majuli, Dibrugarh and Cachar. 

Water level of rivers at Danger level include the Brahmaputra at Neamatighat (Jorhat), Tezpur (Sonitpur), Guwahati (Kamrup), Goalpara, Dhubri; Dhansiri (S) at Numaligarh (Golaghat); Jia Bharali at N.T.Rd.Xing (Sonitpur); Kopili at Kampur and Dharamtul (Nagaon), Puthimari at N.H.Rd.Xing (Kamrup); Beki at Rd. Bridge (Barpeta); Katakhal at Matizuri (Hailakandi); Kushiyara at Karimganj.

NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) and SDRF (State Disaster Response Force) teams have been pressed into service in the flood affected areas for search and rescue operation.

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