Over 13.2 Lakh people in Assam affected by floods, 25 dead

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On Tuesday, 25 of the 33 districts of Assam were affected by floods. (File)

Guwahati:

The flood situation remained bleak in Assam, where three more people died from the flood, bringing the death toll to 25, officials said.

Two people died in Barpeta district, while one death was reported in Dibrugarh district, Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said in a bulletin.

However, the floodwaters withdrew from Udalguri and Kamrup (metro), but continued to submerge 23 other districts, including Dhemaji, Salmara Sud, Lakhimpur, Nalbari, Barpeta, Kokrajhar, Goalpara, Kamrup, Morigaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia, It said.

On Tuesday, 25 of the 33 districts of Assam were affected by floods, affecting more than 13.2 lakh people, in addition to killing four.

According to the bulletin, Barpeta is the most affected district, followed by Salmara Sud and Nalbari. Cropland totaling 75,700 hectares has been damaged across the state, the report said.

District governments have evacuated 3,245 people stranded in the past 24 hours in five districts, the statement said.

Floods have flooded much of Kaziranga National Park in Golaghat, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Morigaon and Orang National Park in Mangaldoi, according to the ASDMA bulletin.

District authorities have set up 265 relief camps and distribution centers in 21 districts, where 25,461 people are housed.

The mighty Brahmaputra sinks above the danger level in Guwahati, Neamatighat in Jorhat, Tezpur in Sonitpur, Goalpara and Dhubri, he said.

Embankments, roads, bridges, culverts and many other infrastructure have been damaged at various locations, the bulletin added.

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