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    Assam Floods: Death Toll Climbs To 82, Over 16 Lakh Affected | 10 Points

    Guwahati, July 28, 2019

    The flood situation remained grim in Assam with the toll climbing up to 82 on July 28th, 2019

    According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority’s daily flood bulletin, the floodwaters have receded in some parts of the state.

    The Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger level at Neamatighat in Jorhat and Dhubri while Desang at Nanglamuraghat in Sivasagar, Jia Bharali at NT Road Crossing in Sonitpur and Khushiyara in Karimganj are flowing above danger level, the ASDMA report stated.

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    Check out Top 10 major developments:

    • 16,19,044 people in 1,348 villages of 17 districts have been affected by the deluge
    • Over 50,470 people displaced by floodwaters are taking shelter in 522 relief camps across the state.
    • Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat phoned Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and announced Rs five crore as financial aid from his government to the flood-affected people of Assam.
    • With Assam inundated by floods, several countries including China, Russia and France collaborated with India on sharing satellite images of the scale of inundation.
    • Barpeta is the worst-hit district with 9,52,891 people hit by the ravaging deluge. The other affected districts are Dhemaji, Sonitpur, Darrang, Baksa Nalbari, Chirang, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup (M), Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat and Cachar.
    • IAS Officers’ Wives Association donated an amount of Rs 5 lakh to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
    • Total 219 animal deaths reported in the Kaziranga National Park since July 13th, 2019, as per the ASDMA.
    • Floods claim two rhino calves in Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. The carcasses of two rhino calves were spotted in flood-hit Pobitora in Morigaon district.
    • Members of the Bodoland People’s Front legislature party called on Sonowal and contributed Rs 5 lakh to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
    • Union Minister of State (Food Processing Industries) Rameshwar Teli called on CM Sarbananda Sonowal to discuss the prevailing flood situation in Assam. The Union minister also contributed to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.


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