Deluge in Assam claims two more lives, toll reaches 66 

The flood also claimed the lives of 187 animals, including 16 rhinos, in the Kaziranga National Park.

Published: 22nd July 2019 06:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd July 2019 06:48 PM   |  A+A-

A flood affected villager carries food grains on his head in Burha Burhi village, east of Gauhati, Assam.

A flood affected villager carries food grains on his head in Burha Burhi village, east of Gauhati, Assam. (Photo | AP)

By PTI

GUWAHATI: Two more people died in Assam floods taking the death toll to 66 Monday, as the situation remained unchanged in the state where 30.55 lakh people of 18 of the 33 districts are affected, an official report said.

The deluge also claimed the lives of 187 animals, including 16 rhinos, in the Kaziranga National Park.

The fresh two deaths were reported from Dhubri and Dhemaji districts, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said in its daily evening flood bulletin.

READ| Floods continue to pile agony in Bihar, Assam

Altogether 96,890 displaced people are in 757 relief camps and relief distribution centres set up by district administrations, the ASDMA said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp