Assam Floods: Death Count Rises To 16, Over 2.5 Lakh People Affected

Dhemaji stays the worst-hit district within the state, adopted by Tinsukia, Majuli and Dibrugarh. (File)

Guwahati:

Flood waters entered 16 districts of Assam on Friday, affecting over 2.53 lakh folks, whereas the dying depend as a result of deluge rose to 16 after yet one more individual died, officers stated.

Dhemaji stays the worst-hit district within the state, adopted by Tinsukia, Majuli and Dibrugarh.

The deluge claimed one life in Dibrugarh district, in line with the every day flood bulletin of the Assam State Catastrophe Administration Authority (ASDMA).

The Brahmaputra river and its tributaries are flowing above the hazard stage at a number of locations and have flooded Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Udalguri, Darranf, Baksa, Nalbari, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts, the officers stated.

District authorities have arrange 142 aid camps and distribution centres in six districts, the place over 18,000 folks have taken shelter, the ASDMA stated.

A report from Morigaon stated 80 per cent space of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary has been inundated, forcing wild animals, together with one-horned Indian rhinos, to maneuver to close by highlands.

The sanctuary has greater than 100 rhinos, 1,500 wild buffaloes and hundreds of hogs.

Based on its ranger, the flood waters entered the sanctuary on Thursday and the state of affairs is “alarming”.

The deluge has additionally overrun practically 12,000 hectares of agricultural land with standing crops, the report stated.

The Brahmaputra is flowing above the hazard mark at Neamatighat in Jorhat district, Dhubri city and Tezpur in Sonitpur district, the bulletin stated.

Roads and infrastructure have been broken at a number of locations, it added.

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