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Death toll reaches 32 in flood-hit Assam

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Subhayan Chakraborty | Updated on: 29 Jun 2018, 07:02:01 PM
Death toll reaches 32 in flood-hit Assam (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi:

The flood situation in Assam worsened in one of the six affected districts of the state on Friday, claiming one more life and taking the death toll to 32, an official report said.

In the Upper Assam’s Charaideo district, one person was washed away by flood water where the situation worsened since Thursday due to continuous rain, a report from the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said.

The total death toll has risen to 32, the report stated.

A population of 67,976 are currently affected by the deadly flood in six districts with Charaideo having the largest affected population of 35,429.

The other five flood-hit districts are Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj.

In Thursday’s report, the ASDMA had said 50,334 people had been reeling under the flood.

A total of 29 relief camps with 9,022 sheltered people are now functioning in the affected districts.

The current wave of flood has affected 97 villages in these districts and damaged 690.40 hectares of cropland, the report said.

Among the rivers flowing above the danger level are Desang in Sibsagar and Dhansiri at Numaligarh.

Erosion and infrastructural damages like roads and bridges have been reported from Charaideo, Jorhat and Lakhimpur districts, the report added.

(With inputs from agencies)

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First Published : 29 Jun 2018, 07:01:42 PM