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    Assam flood situation improves slightly: Death toll rises

    Nearly, 31907.56 crop area (in hectares) and 3,95,466 animals have been affected due to floods in 22 districts of Assam

    Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam improved marginally but the swollen rivers claimed one more life in the state, thus, taking the death toll to six in the last 24 hours, an Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) bulletin said.

    Reportedly, a child has died due to flooding in the district of Goalpara and over 2.71 lakh people have been severely affected by the deluge.

    As of September 3, no evacuation being made by the rescue operation teams in the last 24 hours, which is indeed a sign of improvement in the state flood situation.

    The number of people affected by the deluge has also come down by 2,21,690 lakh.

    Nearly, 31907.56 crop area (in hectares) and 3,95,466 animals have been affected due to floods in 22 districts, the ASDMA report stated.

    Around 17 medical teams have been deployed for the rescue operations.

    A total of 3449 people have taken shelter in 54 relief camps in the districts of Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Dhemaji, Goalpara, Golaghat, Kamrup, Kamrup (M), Lakhimpur, Majuli, Morigaon, Nagaon and Sonitpur.

    A section of 49 roads in eight districts of Assam namely Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Lakhimpur, Majuli and Sonitpur have been damaged, washed away or submerged due to flooding.

    At least six bridges have been damaged due to floods in Bongaigaon and Dhubri districts.

    Also, massive erosion has also taken place in districts of Barpeta, Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Dhubri, Majuli and Morigaon.

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