More than 146 camps of the Kaziranga National Park have been inundated in flood water
More than 146 camps of the Kaziranga National Park have been inundated in flood water|Twitter
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Floods inundate 70% of Kaziranga National Park

29 people dead so far due to floods across Assam. Floods have affected 13,16,927 people and 83,168 hectares of cropland till date

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Guwahati: More than 146 camps of the Kaziranga National Park have been inundated in floodwater till Monday night. The Orang National Park is also affected by floods with 22 forest camps underwater.

Time cards have been issued to the vehicles plying on NH-37 for the safety of wild animals; as they have started moving towards higher ground crossing the national highway adjacent to Kaziranga National Park. Three hog deer have died in Kaziranga, and five were rescued. Forest guards have intesified patrolling on the highway to check poaching and capture of wild animals for illegal trade.

Wild elephants moving to higher grounds to avoid flood waters in Kaziranga National Park in Assam
Wild elephants moving to higher grounds to avoid flood waters in Kaziranga National Park in Assam EastMojo image

The flood situation worsened in the state with the second wave hitting two more districts, affecting more than 13 lakh people across the State. On Monday, flood claimed lives of four more people – two in Dibrugarh district and one each in Barpeta and Goalpara, taking the overall toll to 24 this year.

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority said 25 districts – Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanth, Udalguri, Chirnag, Darrang, Nalbari, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup (Metro), Morigaon, Hojai, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and West Karbi Anglong – were reeling under flood affecting 13,16,927 people and 83,168 hectares of cropland.

In Kamrup (Metro), floodwaters have affected over 14,000 people in 15 villages under Sonapur and Chandrapur revenue circles.

The Brahmaputra river is flowing above the danger mark in Jorhat, Sonitpur, Kamrup (Metro), Goalpara and Dhubri districts. The Burhidehing in Dibrugarh, Dhansiri in Golaghat, Jia Bharali in Sonitpur, Kopili in Nagaon, Puthimari in Kamrup, Beki in Barpeta and Kushiyara in Karimganj districts are also flowing above the danger level.

World famous one-horn rhinos at Pabitora wildlife sanctuary are moving towards high-land areas due to flood
World famous one-horn rhinos at Pabitora wildlife sanctuary are moving towards high-land areas due to flood EastMojo Image

In Kamrup (Metro), floodwaters have affected over 14,000 people in 15 villages under Sonapur and Chandrapur revenue circles.

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