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    Flood situation in Assam slightly improves on Saturday; death toll 109

    Assam has lost 109 human lives till Friday due to the devastating flood. Accordingly, with 26 deaths due to landslide this year, the deaths due to floods and landslides altogether went up to 134 this season so far.

    GUWAHATI: Though the water level of the river Brahmaputra in many parts of the state was still flowing above the danger level, the overall flood situation in Assam slightly improved on Saturday. Moreover, no fresh deaths were reported till evening of the day.   

    Assam has lost 109 human lives till Friday due to the devastating flood. Accordingly, with 26 deaths due to landslide this year, the deaths due to floods and landslides altogether went up to 134 this season so far.

    According to the daily flood bulletin issued by the Assam state disaster management authority (ASDMA) on Saturday, the districts of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Darrang, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup Metro, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli and Sivasagar were still struggling to overcome the phenomenon.

    According to the ASDMA bulletin, 1,295 villages under 53 revenue circles were affected by the flood on Saturday besides affecting 10,62,764 population.

    Altogether, 29,220 populations were sheltered in 122 relief camps. The local administration of the respective districts also established 84 relief distribution centres across the state to extend support to the flood victims.

    The flood has fully damaged 50 houses besides partially damaging 21 houses in various districts. On the other hand, the flood has affected, 3,54,659 big animals, 1,81,400 small animals and 4,09,803 poultry.   

    As per the Central Water Commission report issued on Thursday morning, the river Brahmaputra was still flowing above the danger level at Neemaitghat near Jorhat, Tezpur, Dhubri, Dhansiri near Numaligarh, Jia Bharali near Sonitpur and Kopili in Nagaon.

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