Assam Flood: Death Toll Climbs to 40

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The death toll in Assam flood has reached 40 after a person died in the Barpeta district on Wednesday, informed an official of Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).

However, the situation has improved in 11 districts even as around two lakh people in 12 districts are still affected in the flood.

According to an official of ASDMA, the current wave of floods claimed lives of at least 25 persons in Morigaon, Tinsukia, Dhubri, Nagaon, Barpeta, Dhemaji, Udalguri, Goalpara and Dibrugarh districts while 24 people have been killed in separate landslides in the state. The death toll climbed to 40.

The flood situation has improved in Sivasagar, Bongaigaon, Hojai, Udalguri, Majuli, West Karbi Anglong, Darrang, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Jorhat, Dibrugarh, South Salmara, Kamrup and Kamrup (Metro) districts, an ASDMA official said.

The official also added that currently, the flood-hit districts are Nalbari, Barpeta, Goalpara, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Charaideo, Biswanath, Chirang and Tinsukia.

The official further stated that around two lakh people in 348 villages were continued to hit by the monsoon floods and over 26,910 hectares of crop were severely affected due to the floods. Around 1,095 people, including women and children, are still sheltered in 35 relief camps, the official added.

In all, at least 1.21 lakh domestic animals and 1.27 lakh poultry were affected due to the current wave of floods.

The National Disaster Response Force, Assam State Disaster Response Force personnel, along with the local administration, are continuously working to rescue the affected people and render relief services, including distribution of relief material to the marooned villagers.

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