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Flood situation in Assam worsens, at least 13 dead

The Assam government on Monday (August 24) sought an interim relief of Rs 500 crore for relief, rehabilitation and repair works in flood-affected areas across the state.

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The Assam government on Monday (August 24) sought an interim relief of Rs 500 crore for relief, rehabilitation and repair works in flood-affected areas across the state, which has claimed lives of at least 13 persons so far.

A flooded village near Kaziranga National Park in Assam on Monday. (Source: PTI)

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Wild elephants cross a road as they come out of the flood-hit Kaziranga National Park in Assam on Monday, August 24. (Source: PTI)

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The floods have affected 18 districts with the worst-hit being Dhubri, Goalpara, Chirang, Kokrajhar and Bongaigaon.

A forest guard keeps vigil as one horned rhinos take shelter on a highland in the flood affected Pobitora wildlife sanctuary in Pobitora, north eastern Assam state, India, Sunday, August 23. (Source: AP)

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The flooding is the worst in the past three years, affecting nearly 600,000 people in 19 of the state's 27 districts, officials said.

Seated on a makeshift bamboo craft, an Indian woman cleans utensils next her partially flooded house in Murkata village, about 60 kilometers (37 miles) east of Gauhati, India, Sunday, August 23. (Source: AP)

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Many other rivers in Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Barpeta, Morigaon, Sonitpur and Nalbari district are also flowing above the red mark.

A flood affected family travel on a boat to a safer area in Murkata village, Sunday, August 23. (Source: AP)

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Several areas of Kaziranga National Park were under flood waters forcing wild animals to move to highland areas in the nearby hills of Karbi Anglong district.

A mother rhinoceros along with its calf cross through flooded water inside the Pobitora wild life sanctuary in Morigaon district of Assam on Sunday, August 23. (Source: PTI)

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The rising water of the rivers has breached several embankments in Kokrajhar, Chirang, Dhemaji, Barpeta and Goalpara districts.

People are rescued from flood affected areas to safer places at Teok in Jorhat district of Assam on Sunday, August 23. (Source: PTI)

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The district administrations have opened 124 relief camps where nearly a lakh people have taken shelter.

A mother feeds her children at a relief camp after their home were submerged in flood water at Bura Bure in Morigaon district of Assam on Sunday, August 23. (Source: PTI)

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A woman crosses a flooded area over a raft made of banana tree trunks at Bura Bure in Morigaon district of Assam on Sunday, August 23. (Source: PTI)

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An elephant being bathed in Pobitora wildlife sanctuary in Morigaon district of Assam on Sunday, August 23. (Source: PTI)

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Villagers fishing with makeshift nets on a flooded area at Mayong village, in Morigaon distric of Assam on Sunday, August 23. (Source: PTI)

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Indian villagers affected by monsoon rains move through a flooded area in Morisuti village, about 65 kilometers (40 miles) east of Gauhati, India, Sunday, Aug. 23. (Source: AP)