Guwahati: After a break of at least two days, the death toll in Assam flood once again rose on Monday as one person in lower Assam’s Bongaigaon district’s Manikpur area. With this, the total death toll in this year’s flood shot up to 110.
However, with sunny days back again, floodwaters have started to recede and people have started to move back to their villages from relief camps.
This year the flood came in three waves and affected over 56 lakh people across the state. On Monday, 7181 people were recorded to be still taking shelter in 39 relief camps in Dhemaji, Baksa, Chirang, Barpeta and Bongaigaon districts.
A total 3, 88, 914 people were still reeling under flood conditions in the state till Monday evening.
The river Brahmaputra, however, continued to flow above danger level in Jorhat, Sonitpur, Dhubri, Golaghat and Nagaon districts.
In Kaziranga National Park, also at least 50 percent of the park area remained inundated. This year so far 150 animals have died due to flood-related incidents.
At least 18 one horned rhinos died also in the park.