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Assam flood situation improves

PTI Guwahati | Updated on January 09, 2018

ASSAM-FLOOD   -  PTI

The flood situation in Assam improved today although nearly 61,000 people are still affected by the calamity across five districts in the state.

According to a report by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), over 60,800 people are affected at present in Dhemaji, Chirang, Morigaon, Nagaon and Golaghat districts. Till yesterday, the figure was 79,000 in the five districts.

The third wave of devastating flood has so far claimed the lives of 74 people across the state. The total number of people who lost their lives in this year’s flood-related incidents in Assam went up to 158, including 8 in Guwahati.

As per the report issued today, Morigaon is the worst-affected with 30,500 people hit, followed by Nagaon with nearly 28,000 people affected in the deluge.

Currently, Dhansiri river at Numaligarh in Golaghat and Kushiyara at Karimganj town are flowing above the danger marks.

A total of 183 villages are under water and nearly 9,500 hectares of crop area are inundated, ASDMA said.

Authorities are running 37 relief camps and distribution centres in three districts, where 11,192 people are taking shelter at present, the report added.

Published on August 31, 2017

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