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Guwahati, July 30, 2019:

The death toll due to floods in Assam remains 86 as of Tuesday as no lives were lost today, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority said on Tuesday. The flood situation is improving gradually across the state, officials have confirmed.

Thirteen districts are still affected by the floods in the State, namely, Dhemaji, Darrang, Barpeta, Nalbari, Chirang, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup (M), Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat and Cachar are having flood waters affecting a population of 7, 92, 583.

The current wave of floods have submerged almost a huge portion 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.

Officials have said that the Forest Department staff have been working hard along with villagers to protect the distressed wild animals.

The floods have been extremely devastating this year, and over 15,000 schools have been damaged.

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