Over 17 lakh people have been severely affected by the floods in 24 of the state’s 32 districts, while 45 persons including several women and children have lost their lives. Lakhimpur, Karimganj and Majuli have remained the worst-affected districts, with hundreds of families losing all their valuable possessions including textbooks of school-going children. The Toll in the Assam flood has risen to 44 with five more deaths being reported on Wednesday. Official sources said one death each was reported from Majuli, Dhemaji, Sivasagar, Golaghat and Nagaon districts.
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