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Assam floods: Death toll climbs to 84, thousands remain displaced

08:34 AM Jul 11, 2024 IST | NE NOW NEWS
UpdateAt: 08:34 AM Jul 11, 2024 IST
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Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam remains critical, with five lives lost in the last 24 hours bringing the total death toll to 84 according to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority.

While one drowning incident in Dhubri was unrelated to floods, four others in Dibrugarh, South Salmara, Dhemaji, and Cachar were attributed to the ongoing deluge.

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Although water levels have receded slightly, with no rivers exceeding the highest flood level, several major rivers including the Brahmaputra and Kushiyara are still above the danger mark.

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This continues to impact 2,580 villages across 27 districts.

The floods have caused significant agricultural damage, inundating nearly 40,000 hectares of cropland.

Relief efforts are ongoing, with over 45,000 people, including more than 10,000 children, taking shelter in 209 relief camps set up across the state.

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The situation is further complicated by erosion in Udalguri and Tinsukia districts, though thankfully no casualties due to erosion have been reported in the past day.

Meanwhile, Kaziranga National Park continues to bear the brunt of the flooding. Officials have confirmed the deaths of 163 animals, while rescue efforts have managed to save 135 so far.