Assam flood situation remains grim, 5.74 lakh people hit
Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam remained grim on Tuesday with one more death reported and around 5.74 lakh people affected in 22 of the state’s 34 districts, Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) officials said.
The officials said that a middle-aged man was washed away in flood waters in Morigaon districts.
According to the ASDMA officials, the flood situation was very critical in western Assam’s Nalbari district where highest number of people (1,10,671) people were affected followed by Darrang district where 1,09,651 people were hit, followed by 1,08,327 in Lakhimpur, 65,346 in Majuli, and 33,192 in Dhemaji district were affected.
Around 40,000 hectares of crop areas have been inundated, the ASDMA officials said, adding that 1,278 villages were affected by the flood.
A total of 105 relief camps were opened in 14 districts to provide shelter to the flood-affected men, women and children.
Over 70 per cent area of the world famous Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve, spanning Golaghat, Nagaon, Sonitpur, Biswanath and Karbi Anglong districts, has been inundated, affecting and killing some wild animals. A park official said that seven hog deer and two swamp deer were killed in the ongoing flood.
Over 3.54 lakh domestic animals including poultry were also affected in the flood.