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Five people die in flood-related incidents in Assam; over 25 lakh people hit by deluge

The death toll due to floods and landslides this year has increased to 110, with 84 dying in flood-related incidents.

By: PTI | Guwahati | Published: July 19, 2020 7:29:40 pm
Assam floods, Assam floods death toll, floods in Assam, Assam floods news, India news, Indian Express Nagaon: A woman wades through a flooded area at a village, in Nagaon district, Saturday, June 27, 2020. (Photo: PTI)

Five more people died in flood-related incidents in Assam where the deluge has hit over 25 lakh people in 24 of the 33 districts of the state, according to an official bulletin issued on Sunday.

One death each was reported from Baghbar in Barpeta district, Baganpara in Baksa district, Bilasipara in Dhubri district, Mayong in Morigaon district and Kaliabor in Nagaon district, according to the daily flood report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).

Assam farmers, Coronavirus lockdown, Assam floods, Assam news, Indian express news Flood-affected people in Assam’s Dhubri district. (PTI photo)

The death toll due to floods and landslides this year has increased to 110, with 84 dying in flood-related incidents, it said.

The ASDMA said over 25.29 lakh persons are hit due to floods in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Darrang, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup Metropolitan, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Cachar districts.

Kaziranga, Assam floods, Assam news, Kaziranga floods, Kaziranga animal displacement, Kaziranga news, Indian Express Nagaon: A wild elephants crosses a road following flooding in the low-lying areas of Kaziranga National Park, in Nagaon district, Monday, July 13, 2020. (PTI Photo)

Goalpara is the worst hit with over 4.53 lakh people suffering, followed by Barpeta with around 3.44 lakh persons and Morigaon with more than 3.41 lakh people.

Till Saturday, more than 27.63 lakh persons were affected due to the deluge across 26 districts.

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