Guwahati: Three more people have drowned in Assam flood on Tuesday. With this, the state’s death toll in this flood has risen to 27. Amongst the deceased on Tuesday, two died in Barpeta district’s Sarupeta area while one drowned in Dibrugarh.
So far flood has affected 14, 93, 508 people from 2235 villages in the state’s 23 districts. Still 25, 461 people in the state have been residing in 265 relief camps in these affected areas.
As per the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) at least 209 houses of residents of the affected districts have been damaged already.
On Tuesday, the disaster response force also rescued 3, 245 people from the floodwaters.
The flood situation in the state continued to be grim on Tuesday, as the daily flood bulletin informed that the Brahmaputra River continued to flow above the danger line in Jorhat, Sonitpur, Guwahati, Goalpara and Dhubri districts.
Floodwaters have also created havoc inside the world famous Kaziranga National Park as helpless animals have started to move out of the park areas in search for highlands.
According to park officials, almost 70 percent of the park area have been inundated already. Sources said that already 13 deers and one rhino have already died in the flood.
The park authority has also restricted the speed limit of vehicle to below 40 on the highway passing through the park as herds of animals have been seen crossing the highways to reach out to highlands.
On Monday, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal while reviewing the flood situation in the state has ordered the flood-affected district administrations to supply all essentials and health services to the inmates of the relief camps.