Assam floods: Four more dead, toll rises to 24

Assam floods: Four more dead, toll rises to 24

The number of people affected by the calamity has climbed to more than nine lakh.

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So far, more than 85,000 people have been lodged in 214 relief camps.

The flood situation in Assam worsened on Wednesday with the number of people affected rising to nearly 10 lakh. Four more deaths were reported taking the toll to 24.

Official sources said while the Brahmaputra continued to flow above the red mark all along its 900-km length from Sadiya to Dhubri, several of its tributaries, including Burhi-Dihing, Dikhow, Disang, Dhansiri, Jiya-Bharali, Puthimari, Pagladiya, Puthimari, Beki and Kushiyara, continued to inundate fresh areas.

More than 1.75 lakh people have been lodged in 74 relief camps. Army, NDRF and SDRF personnel have been deployed in different districts to rescue the marooned people.

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