Assam flood toll rises to 44, nearly four lakh still affected

Assam flood toll rises to 44, nearly four lakh still affected

By: || Updated: 02 Oct 2014 01:25 PM
Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam remained serious with report of one more death today, taking the toll to 44 so far and affecting nearly four lakh people in the state.


According to the daily flood report by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), one body was recovered in Morigaon district.


With this, 20 persons have lost their lives in Goalpara, followed by 16 deaths in Kamrup Rural, six in Kamrup Metro and one each in Morigaon and Dhubri during the latest wave of floods in Assam.


ASDMA said 242 villages across four districts are still affected in the flood with nearly four lakh people suffering due to the flood waters.


In Goalpara, nearly 3.7 lakh people are affected, followed by around 15,000 in Kamrup Rural, it added.


The authorities are operating 35 relief camps and shelter homes, where around 21,000 people are staying at this moment.


Over 50,000 hectares of crop area are still under water across the state. In Goalpara, over 37,000 hectares of area have been affected, hitting nearly 83,000 farm families.


In Goalpara, 81,582 houses were either fully or partially damaged due to the flood.


Besides a large number of roads and bridges, ASDMA said there have been reports of severe damage of government infrastructure like schools, health centres and offices in many districts n account of the natural disaster.


Meanwhile, Kopili river is flowing above the danger mark at Dharamtul in Nagaon, ASDMA said.


The affected four districts are Goalpara, Kamrup Rural, Dhemaji and Nagaon.


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