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  • Assam Flood Claims Another 11 In 24-Hours,Death Toll Of Flood Rises To 64

    Published on July 20, 2019

    By Bhupen Goswami

    Guwahati : Assam Flood Claims Another 11 In 24-Hours,Death Toll Of Flood Rises To 64.Although the water level in the Brahmaputra has reduced, the flood situation in the state has not improved as it claims another 11 lives in the last 24 hours from Morigaon, Baihata, Nagarbera, Bilasipara, Narayanguri and South Salmara including children and girl. A man went missing in a boat accident at Morigaon while a school has been washed away in flood. Moreover, in Pobitora a buffalo attacked a child causing him severe injury. Meanwhile, it has been alleged that people have not yet received relief materials in the camps and the flood victims have to fight for their lives. It has been reported that in Morigaon, the death toll due to flood has risen to 17. Although the water has reduced but still flood situation remains grim and many villages in the district are still submerged under-water. As per the data of Assam State Disaster Management Authority, the death toll has touched 27 till July 18 but with another new record which claims 11, the toll rises to 64 which are likely to go up till the flood situation improves. Over 4,000 villages in 28 districts of the 33 districts in the state have been affected. Out of the 3 crore population in the state, more than 78 lakhs people are under threat while close to 1000 houses have been damaged. 88 numbers of animals were killed in Kaziranga due to the heavy flood in Kaziranga National Park and over 16 lakh animals including livestock have been affected.