Flood situation deteriorates in Assam, Kaziranga National Park affected

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Guwahati, June 11: Lakhs of people were left marooned while crops in several hectares were destroyed in the floods that have hit 10 districts of Assam. The Brahmaputra and a number of his tributaries have swollen up, posing grave threat to the administration.

Dhemaji district in northeastern Assam has been the worst affected in the floods. Around 45,000 people have been affected by the floods in Dhemaji and Lakhimpur districts. State authorities said that flood water has entered Kaziranga National Park, forcing the wildlife to reach out for safer areas.


Three relief camps have been opened in Tinsukia district, where life has come to a standstill because of incessant rainfall.

Assam's Minister of Revenue and Disaster Management Dr Bhumidhar Barman and Minister of Water Resource Basanta Das on Wednesday reviewed the flood situation with senior state officials.

The high-level review meeting focused on various issues related to floods besides taking stock of the damages caused. The authorities of the affected districts have been asked to speed up relief and rescue besides rehabilitating the affected people.

Sources in the water resources department said embankments have been breached in a number of districts while total rainfall received till June 10 is 931 mm.

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