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    Assam flood: One more died on Saturday, death toll reaches 97 altogether

    With 26 deaths due to landslide this year, the deaths due to floods and landslides altogether went up to 123 this season so far.

    By Debananda Medak

    GUWAHATI: With one more death recorded on Saturday at Mayong in Morigaon district, Assam has lost 97 human lives altogether in the floods till July 25.

    Accordingly, with 26 deaths due to landslide this year, the deaths due to floods and landslides altogether went up to 123 this season so far.

    The overall flood situation turned worrisome even on Saturday as the number of affected districts went up to 27 from the previous 26.

    According to the daily flood bulletin issued by the Assam state disaster management authority, the number of affected villages till Saturday was 2370 while the number of affected revenue circles was 71.

    So far, the devastating flood has affected 26,37,513 population of the state for which the state government has established 294 relief camps and 270 relief distribution centres. Altogether, 47,772 inmates have been sheltered in the relief camps established across the state.

    The flood has fully damaged 748 houses besides partially damaging 724 houses in various districts.   

    The affected districts were – Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Darrang, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmar, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup Metro, Morigaon, Nagaon, Hojai, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, West Karbi Anglong and Cachar.   

    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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