26 camps in Kaziranga National Park, 12 in Pobitora and 5 in Orang National Park inundated; death toll 107 in state so far
Guwahati: Amid prediction of more rainfall by the Regional Meteorological Centre, Guwahati in the next 72 hours in the state, the flood situation in Assam remains unchanged.
The overall death toll has reached 107 following the death of three persons -- one each in Barpeta, Kokrajhar and Kamrup districts -- as on Wednesday night.
Sources in the state forest department have informed that 26 camps in Kaziranga National Park, 12 in Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and five in Orang National Park have been inundated by the flood waters.
According to government sources, altogether 1,536 villages under 54 revenue circles are still under flood, while around 93,000 hectares of cropland are inundated.
However, sources informed that the total figure of affected population has come down from 19,81,801 to 16,54,984 in the districts of Baksa, Barpeta, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Darrang, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup (Metro), Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Chirang and Bongaigaon.
Goalpara is one of the worst-affected districts of the state as 4,19,300 people have been adversely affected due to the flood in the district. As many as 37,012 people are taking shelter in 321 relief camps.
Meanwhile, the Brahmaputra river in Jorhat, Sonitpur and Dhubri, Dhansiri in Golaghat, Jia Bharali in Sonitpur and Kopili in Nagaon was flowing above the danger level.
Flood waters have also damaged a number of embankments in Bongaigaon and Golaghat districts along with a number of roads in Chirang, Barpeta, Lakhimpur, Udalguri and Golaghat districts in last 24 hours.
Incidents of flood-triggered erosion have also been reported from Baksa, Lakhimpur and Udalguri districts.