Guwahati: The swelling waters of Brahmaputra River has slowly started to slip into the city streets on Fancy Bazar as the water level of the river in the capital city reached at 50.75 cms and is continuously rising.
According to the District Disaster Management Authority’s (DDMA) the danger level of the river in the city is marked at 49.68 cms.
Due to constant rain in the upper streams of Arunachal Pradesh and Upper Assam, the water level of the river has been constantly rising. On Monday evening, it was marked at 50.47 cms.
On Tuesday, with nine more persons died in flood, the death toll in this year’s flood has shot up to 59 so far. While two persons died in Barpeta and Tinsukia districts each, one person died in Biswanath and Golaghat each. In Dibrugarh, three persons drowned in floodwaters.
Over 32.94 lakh people have remained impacted with the flood in the state till Tuesday evening. Another 44.1 thousand people were residing in over 500 relief camps.
At least 28 districts have been affected so far.
The Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger level at multiple locations in Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Dhubri, Goalpara, Jorhat, Lakhimpur, Nagaon, Kamrup, Barpeta, Hailakandi, Karimganj and Sonitpur districts.
Over 95 per cent of the Kaziranga National Park is also flooded. Some 51 animals have been killed in flood incidents too so far.