Thursday 21 Jun, 2018

Heavy Flood in Assam Killed 44, 17 Lakh People Shifted

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Guwahati: At least 44 people have been killed in floods following heavy rains in Assam. A number of people have been shifted to relief camps, the official said.

The flood affected the 24 districts, including Guwahati, the low lying area of Assam. 2488 villages are completely below the water. In the past few days, heavy rains continue to remain in the state. Over 17 lakh people have been transferred to relief camps in various areas.

Road and rail traffic in the state has been hampered due to floods. The Disaster Relief Force has been asked to bring immediate medical attention as epidemics have been spread over relief camps.

Assistant Chief Minister of Assam, Chief Minister Sabananda Sonawal, said that immediate assistance will be provided to the affected people in the affected areas. Following the Flood, the migrants died, including the cattle. 58 animals in Kaziranga National Park have been killed by the park authorities.

The National Water Commission has warned that the water level in the Brahmaputra river is rising dramatically in the wake of heavy rainfall. Residents of the area have been warned to be cautious.

The most affected is the Kaziranga National Park in Assam, which is deluged in rain-flooded Brahmaputra river. The park is home to the largest concentration of the world's remaining one-horned rhinoceros.

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