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Over 4 lakh people affected by flood in Assam

On July 5, nearly four lakh people reeled under the fury of flood at 13 districts caused by incessant rains in Assam, according to official sources.

The flood water has submerged the low lying areas of the Kaziranga national park. Meanwhile, several rivers were still continuously showing a mounting trend.

As Assam floods worsen, over four lakh people have been affected so far in the state.

With a total of 15 districts affected including Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Golaghat, Cachar, Dhemaji, Biswanath, Karimganj, Sonitpur, Majuli, Barpeta, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sivasagar, Marogain, Chirang, the state is in total grip of heavy floods.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday assured full assistance to the state of Assam, which is facing havoc due to the recent floods.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal informed that the Prime Minister has assured full support to the state.

The situation has made the state government to open 128 relief camps with Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal taking stock of the situation.

Ferry services between Guwahati and North Guwahati has been suspended for the time being as the Brahmaputra is maintaining an increasing trend.

State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) has already evacuated 400 students to safer places at Nalbari district.

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