4 more die, Assam flood toll touches 73

19 Jul 2017

The flood in Assam today claimed four more lives taking the toll to 73 though the overall situation continued to improve with around five lakh people affected across 14 districts.
Two persons lost their lives in Morigaon district of central Assam and one each died in Barpeta and south Salmara districts, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said. With this, the toll in this year's flood related cases has gone up to 73, including eight in Guwahati.
Around five lakh people have been affected in Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Nalbari, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Dhubri, Goalpara, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Sivasagar, Karimganj and Cachar districts, the ASDMA said. Till Tuesday, nine lakh people were affected in the latest wave of flood across 16 districts in the state.

At the Kaziranga National Park, 18 anti-poaching camps or 10 per cent of the area is under water. ASDMA said 583 villages were under water and over 27,000 hectares of crop areas inundated.