Assam floods: The waters of the deluge, which caused large scale devastations across the state, receded from Baksa, Hojai and Majuli districts but continued to submerge 1.51 lakh hectare of cropland and a large part of Kaziranga National Park, where 10 rhinos have been killed.
Rohit Sharma appealed people residing in Assam to be cautious while driving through the Kaziranga belt as the national park is completely submerged underwater and animals are forced to take shelter on roads.
According to the latest reports, more than 52 lakh have been affected in almost all 33 districts of the state. “But you guys don’t know about it, right? The media has better things to do.” says Mishra, in the eight-minute long clip.
Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for the prompt release of the funds even as the death toll mounted to 15 and floodwaters submerged 30 of the 33 districts.
The overall flood situation in Assam worsened on Sunday with the death toll reaching 26 as the Brahmaputra, the Barak and several of its tributaries inundate over 1000 villages in 15 districts, affecting about five lakh people.
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