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Guwahati, July 12, 2019:

The number of flood-affected people in the state of Assam has risen to 4,23,386, according to the daily flood report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) issued on Thursday evening. The second wave of flood has so far affected 749 villages under 41 revenue circles in 17 districts of the State.

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As per earlier reports, three persons had been reported dead from different parts of Assam.

To deal with the menace of flood, the Government has deployed National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) personnel in the districts of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur and Bongaigaon, while SDRF personnel have been deployed in the districts of Barpeta, Morigaon and Dibrugarh for rescue operations.

As per ASDMA reports, Brahmaputra is flowing above its danger levels at Neamatighat in Jorhat district and at Tezpur in Sonitpur district. The Dikhow is flowing above its danger level at Sivasagar in Sivasagar district, while the Dhansiri (South) is flowing above its danger level at Numaligarh in Golaghat district, the Jia Bharali is flowing above its danger level at NT Road Crossing in Sonitpur district, the Puthimari is flowing above its danger level at NH Road Crossing in Kamrup district and the Beki is flowing above its danger level at Road Bridge in Barpeta district.

It is to be mentioned that Barpeta has recorded the highest number of flood-hit people with 84,262.

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