Assam flood situation critical, at least 35 killed

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The flood situation in Assam worsened with five major rivers, including the mighty Brahmaputra, flowing above danger levels in some places.

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The deluge has affected a population of 6,44,128 across 1,275 villages in 19 districts and claimed the lives of 35 people.

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Indian Air Force (IAF) rescued 13 stranded fishermen from the severely-hit Dibrugarh district, an official said.

The flood situation in the state turned critical since Sunday following incessant rainfall in Arunachal Pradesh.

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The floodwaters inundated areas, including Dibrugarh town, river island Majuli, Kaziranga National Park & Tiger Reserve among others.

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In Majuli, the floods breached embankments, inundating vast swathes of the island. Similarly, the floodwaters inundated 60% of Kaziranga.

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In a statement, the park authorities said the elephants had been moved to safe areas to protect them from floodwaters.

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