Assam Floods: Death toll rests at 158 as situation improves across state

The flood situation in Assam continued to improve on Wednesday although nearly 79,000 people are still suffering across five districts in the state.

PTI August 30, 2017 20:21:23 IST
Assam Floods: Death toll rests at 158 as situation improves across state

Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam continued to improve on Wednesday although nearly 79,000 people are still suffering across five districts in the state.

Assam Floods Death toll rests at 158 as situation improves across state

File image of floods in Assam. Reuters

According to a report by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, over 78,800 people are affected at present in Chirang, Morigaon, Nagaon, Karbi Anglong and Golaghat districts.

Until tuesday, over one lakh people were affected by the latest wave of floods across four districts in Assam.

The third wave of devastating flood has so far claimed 74 lives across the state.

With this, the total number of persons losing their lives in this year's flood-related incidents in Assam went up to 158, including eight in Guwahati.

As per the report issued today, Morigaon hosts the largest number of affected people at 41,500 followed by Nagaon with 36,100 affected.

Currently, 217 villages are under water and nearly 10,500 hectares of crop areas are inundated, ASDMA said.

Authorities are running 45 relief camps and distribution centres in four districts, where 14,117 people are taking shelter at present.

Currently, Dhansiri river at Numaligarh in Golaghat, Katakhal at Matizuri in Hailakandi and Kushiyara at Karimganj town are flowing above the danger marks.

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