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Thursday , 23 May 2019
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Assam floods: Situation improves marginally; 45,000 people still affected across six districts

The flood situation in Assam continued to improve on Tuesday although nearly 45,000 people are still suffering across 170 villages. 

Nearly 6,000 hectares of agricultural land are submerged, said a flood report.

The waters ebbed from Jorhat district although Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Chirang, Morigaon, Nagaon and Cachar continued to remain affected by floods.

The Brahmaputra in Jorhat, rivers Dhansiri in Golaghat, Jia bharali in Sonitpur and Karimganj are flowing above the danger level, said the Assam State Disaster Management Authority report.

Nagaon has been worst affected district where 18,000 people affected.

Dhemaji and Morigaon are next in line with 13,600 and 12,500 people affected, respectively.

District administration operates 16 relief camps with 8,079 inmates taking shelter in them in the affected districts, the report said.

No deaths were reported on Tuesday so far , the report added.

The three waves of flood fury in the state this year have snuffed out 158 lives.


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