Assam Floods: Over 90 dead, lakhs displaced

The current wave of floods in Assam have affected nearly 36 lakh people in 26 districts. Seven more people died on Wednesday due to incessant rains. So far, 92 people have died in the state in flood-related incidents. While 66 people died in floods, 26 were killed in landslides.

In Kaziranga national park, at least 66 animals, including two rhinos, have drowned and hundreds of wild animals have been left marooned as water levels rose dangerously inundating more than 80 per cent of the park, park’s director P Sivakumar said. The Brahmaputra and eight other rivers in Assam are flowing above the danger level. As per data from the Assam disaster management, 3,371 villages are under water and standing crops in 1.28 lakh hectares have been ruined. More than 44,000 have been moved to state relief camps.

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