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Assam flood situation improves marginally; one more die, over 1.76 lakh hit | India News – Times of India


GUWAHATI: The flood situation in Assam improved additional on Saturday with water ranges in main rivers receding and the quantity of individuals affected by the deluge coming down by almost one lakh, whilst one more fatality because of the calamity was reported, a bulletin mentioned.
Over 1.76 lakh individuals throughout 17 districts are affected by the deluge, whereas the loss of life of one more individual raised the toll within the present wave of floods to seven, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) mentioned.
On Friday, the quantity of affected districts was 22 and that of the flood-hit individuals was over 2.71 lakh.
Altogether, 42 income circles and 863 villages remained affected, whereas 23,884 hectares of crop have additionally been broken, in accordance with the ASDMA bulletin.
Golaghat is the worst-hit district with 63,984 individuals struggling, adopted by Darrang and Morigaon.
Authorities are working 17 aid camps the place at the very least 3,397 individuals have taken shelter, and one other 62 distribution centres have been operational, it mentioned.
The 17 affected districts are Barpeta, Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Goalpara, Golaghat, Jorhat, Kamrup Rural, Kamrup Metropolitan, Lakhimpur, Morigaon, Nagaon, Sonitpur and South Salmara.
The ASDMA mentioned erosion has been witnessed in Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Dhubri, Golaghat, Lakhimpur, Morigaon, Sonitpur and Udalguri districts.
Embankments, roads, bridges and different infrastructure have been broken by floodwaters in a number of districts.
The Brahmaputra river was flowing above the hazard stage at two locations in Jorhat and Dhubri districts, whereas water stage of Jia Bharali was above the purple mark in Sonitpur, a authorities official mentioned.
All different main rivers have been on a receding development, he added.



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