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Assam Floods: With 2 more deaths, toll goes up to 68; 48 lakh people affected

By Rajan Nath -- July 16, 2020 3:07 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Two more people died in the floods across Assam on Thursday taking the death toll to 68, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said. More than 48 lakh people have been affected across 4500 villages in 30 districts of Assam.

As of July 15, at least 66 people were dead and 48,07,111 were affected across 30 districts due to floods in the state, the ASDMA had said. However, two more people died on Thursday morning.

Among the districts that have been affected include, Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Chirang, Udalguri, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, and others. Around 487 relief camps have been set up across the state, a report suggested.

Meanwhile, the rescue operations are underway in the affected areas while various teams of SDRF, NDRF, state police and locals are helping those affected by the flood. Around 487 relief camps have been set up by the district administrations where as many as 1.25 lakh men, women, and children have taken shelter.

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Also, around 66 animals died as the floods-water entered Assam's Kaziranga national park. The Director of Kaziranga national park, P Shivkumar, told that the Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will be visiting the area to review the current situation.

-PTC News