Assam floods: Death toll reaches 80, around 27.15 lakh people affected

Of the five deaths reported on Friday, two were from Baksa district while one death each was reported from Barpeta, Cachar and Biswanath.

Published: 26th July 2019 08:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th July 2019 09:15 PM   |  A+A-

A woman carries her belongings from a flood affected area to a safer place, following heavy monsoon rain in Morigaon district of Assam on Friday

A woman carries her belongings from a flood affected area to a safer place, following heavy monsoon rain in Morigaon district of Assam on Friday (File photo | PTI)

By PTI

GUWAHATI: Floods in Assam claimed five more lives on Friday, taking the toll in the state to 80 even as water levels in all the affected districts receded further, an official report said.

Around 27.15 lakh people in 2,078 villages of 17 districts have been affected by the deluge.

Of the five deaths, two were from Baksa district while one each was reported from Barpeta, Cachar and Biswanath, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said in its report.

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Altogether 768 relief camps and 161 relief distribution centres are operational in the 13 affected districts.

The rivers flowing at danger level are the Brahmaputra at Neamatighat (Jorhat) and Dhubri, the Jia Bharali at N T Road Crossing (Sonitpur), the Puthimari at N H Road Crossing (Kamrup) and the Beki at Road Bridge (Barpeta), the ASDMA said.

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