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Assam floods: river overflow affecting 12.5 lakh people

Kaziranga National Park and other animal shelters are also swamped as Brahmaputra river overflowing

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Publish Date: Jul 26 2016 10:15AM | Updated Date: Jul 26 2016 10:15AM

Assam floods: river overflow affecting 12.5 lakh people

Flood situation in Assam is still critical and affecting about 12.5 lakh people. The Brahmaputra river is overflowing in several districts, submerging houses and agricultural fields. Kaziranga National Park, also affected badly due to floods.

Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) today said the inundation has destroyed most of parts of main roads in Morigaon, Jorhat and Dibrugarh districts. Road communications is completely barred in many places.
River is breaching the embankments in Kokrajhar, Jorhat, Bongaigaon, Dibrugarh and Golaghat districts and causing water to rush into the human habitation.
According to the reports , Brahmaputra and its tributaries are overflowing in 18 districts of the state and also flooding Rhino homelands in Kaziranga National Park and Pobitora Wild Life Sanctuary.
The flood-hit districts, where the swollen Brahmaputra and its tributaries are flowing above the danger level, are Lakhimpur, Golaghat, Bongaigaon, Jorhat, Dhemaji, Sivasagar, Barpeta, Kokrajhar, Nagaon, Dibrugarh, Chirang, Goalpara, Tinsukia, Dhubri, Morigaon, Sonitpur, Biswanath and Darrang districts, the ASDMA said.
The army, SDRF and NDRF are assisting the district administrations in evacuating the affected population to safer places, the authority said.