Guwahati: Following the death of one more person from Sivasagar district, the toll in the second wave of floods in the state rose to two till Tuesday night. Over 36,000 people from Dhemaji, Jorhat, Sivasagar and Dibrugarh districts have been affected.
Rivers like the Brahmaputra at Nematighat (Jorhat), Dhubri; Dikhow at Sivasagar; Disang at Nanglamuraghat (Sivasagar); Dhansiri (s) at Numaligarh (Golaghat); Jia Bharali at NT Road Crossing (Sonitpur) are flowing above the danger mark.
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Altogether 99 villages, including 49 from Dhemaji, one from Jorhat, 46 from Sivasagar, three from Dibrugarh have been affected destroying 4,329 hectares of land having standing crops in two districts of the state, namely Dhemaj (3,264 hectares) and Sivasagar (1,065 hectares).
In Dhemaji district, 14,485 persons have been affected while Jorhat (1,412 persons), Sivasagar (14,368), Dibrugarh (6,442) due to the flood taking the total state tally to 36,707.
The state government has set up 37 relief camps in two mostly-affected districts of the state, Dhemaji and Sivasagar.
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