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Friday , 18 August 2017
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Assam flood toll rises to 44, five more killed

The flood situation in Assam worsened today as five more deaths being reported on Monday.

Official sources said one death each was reported from Majuli, Dhemaji, Sivasagar, Golaghat and Nagaon districts.

While 17 lakh people have been affected in 24 districts and over 31,000 people have been lodged in 234 relief camps .

CM Sarbananda Sonowal, who visited Majuli district and Kaziranga National Park, said there was no shortage of funds to provide relief to the affected people.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh have been regularly taking stock of the situation. Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju is visiting some of the flood-affected areas on Thursday,” Sonowal said.

“With reports of rain receding in the eastern parts of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, we are expecting the flood level to recede in the next two days,” Sonowal said.

Fifty per cent of the area in Majuli and more than 73 per cent of Kaziranga National Park have been inundated.

 

 

 

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