By Debananda Medak
GUWAHATI: With another death recorded in eastern Assam’s Golaghat district, the total death toll caused by the devastating flood in the state has reached 103 on Monday.
Accordingly, with 26 deaths due to landslide this year, the deaths due to floods and landslides altogether went up to 129 this season so far.
However, the overall flood situation seemed turned down on Monday as the number of affected districts came down to 22 from the previous 26.
According to the daily flood bulletin issued by the Assam state disaster management authority (ASDMA), the number of affected villages on Monday was 2026 while the number of affected revenue circles was 64.
On Monday, as per the ASDMA bulletin, the devastating flood has affected 22,33,920 population of the state for which the state government has established 259 relief camps and 173 relief distribution centres.
Altogether, 45,565 inmates have been sheltered in the relief camps established across the state. The flood has fully damaged 11 houses besides partially damaging 44 houses in various districts.
The affected districts were – Dhemaji, Sonitpur, Biswanath, Darrang, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup Metro, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, and Dibrugarh.
As per the Central Water Commission report issued on Saturday morning, the river Brahmaputra was still flowing above the danger level at Dibrugarh, Neemaitghat near Jorhat, Tezpur, Goalpara, Dhubri, Dhansiri near Numaligarh, Jia Bharali near Sonitpur, Kopili in Nagaon, Beki in Barpeta, Kushiyara at Karimganj and Sankosh at Golakganj.
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