Flood situation improves, two more dead

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HT Bureau

GUWAHATI, June 25: The overall flood situation in Assam showed a slight improvement on Monday with all the major rivers flowing below the danger mark, even as two more persons have lost their lives taking the death toll in flood-related incidents to 26.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), a total of 96,993 people in five districts were reeling under the impact of the flood, as against the 1.94 lakh people in six districts till Sunday.

Two persons were reported drowned in Cachar district, the report said. More than 22,200 people are still staying in 74 relief camps set up by the authorities. 60 of those camps have been set up in Karimganj itself.

The worst-hit district is Karimganj, where 59,023 people are affected, while the other districts hit by the current wave of floods are Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Cachar and Hailakandi.

According to the ASDMA report, 192 villages are under the flood waters and 1,364 hectares of crop land have been damaged.

The flood situation in Hailakandi district has improved further with all the three major rivers flowing much below the danger level.

The number of villages still reeling under flood waters are 40 and those are under the worst-hit Algapur revenue circle. Flood water has receded in other parts of the district.

The number of affected people has drastically gone down from 3.24 lakh to 18,111 and most of them – 16,411 -are in relief camps and centres under Algapur revenue circle.

Meanwhile, the district administration has already started the house damage survey, partially and fully, due to the deluge.

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