Flood situation improves, no fresh casualty 

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HT Bureau

GUWAHATI, Aug 1:The flood situation improved in Assam considerably on Thursday with the water level of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries receding and life was slowly returning to normal in the flood affected districts.

A population of 3,64,553 in 459 villages of 12 districts are currently affected by the floods, according to the flood bulletin of Assam State Disaster Management Agency (ASDMA). The marooned districts are Dhemaji, Darrang, Barpeta, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Chirang, Kamrup, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat and Charaideo.

There was no report of any fresh casualty due to floods and the death toll in the current wave of floods stays at 86.

The flood-hit people are returning to their homes with 3,795 inmates currently lodged in 33 relief camps at Barpeta, Chirang, Morigaon, Nagaon and Jorhat.

The water level of River Brahmaputra at Neamatighat in Jorhat and Dhubri; Dhansiri at Numaligarh in Golaghat, Jia Bharali at N.T. Rd Xing in Sonitpur and Beki at Rd. Bridge in Barpeta, the report added.


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