Guwahati, July 23, 2019:
As per the latest reports on Tuesday, the Assam floods have claimed the lives of 69 persons in the Northeast Indian state. One more person has died in the last 24 hours in the State. 28,01,329 are still affected by the floods.
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The death toll rose to 69 after death of two more persons died in the last 24 hours, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority said on Tuesday even as the flood situation is improving gradually across the state.
Two persons have lost their lives due to flood in the districts of Morigaon and Golaghat in the last 24 hours.
Water level of Rivers at ‘Danger Level’ are as follows: Brahmaputra at Neamatighat (Jorhat) and Dhubri, Jia Bharali at N.T. Road Xing (Sonitpur), Puthimari at N.H. Rd. Xing (Kamrup); Beki at Rd. Bridge (Barpeta); Gaurang at Kokrajhar (Kokrajhar) and Kushiyara at Karimganj (Karimganj).
It is to be mentioned that 2,523 villages and localities are still affected by the floods.
The current wave of floods have submerged almost 90 percent of the Kaziranga National Park, forcing the wild animals to stray out to take shelter on higher ground while flood waters have also submerged the anti-poaching camps over the last one week.
The park authorities have, however, said that the flood situation is improving gradually as the water level has been showing a receding trend.
“The flood water level is showing a falling trend and we have recorded that the water level had fallen by 162 cm till Monday morning,” an official said, adding that Forest Department staff have been working hard along with villagers to protect the distressed wild animals.
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