Guwahati: Brahmaputra has been flowing above the danger level in Jorhat, Sonitpur, Kamrup (Metro), Goalpara and Dhubri districts of Assam. Its tributaries — Dhansiri in Golaghat, Jia Bharali in Sonitpur and Kopili in Nagaon —,are also flowing above the red mark.
Meanwhile, the flood-related death toll in the state has gone up to 33, with six more persons losing their lives on Wednesday. The deaths have been reported from Barpeta (3), Dhubri (1), Nagaon (1) and Nalbari (1). Moreover, landslides reported in different parts of the State have so far claimed 24 lives this year.
During the past 24 hours, flood waters damaged a number of embankments in Dibrugarh and Baksa districts along with several roads in Nagaon, Barpeta, Darrang, Baksa, Nalbari, Goalpara, Bongaigaon, Dhubri, Morigaon, Majuli and Sivasagar districts. Erosions have also been reported from Baksa district.
Sources in state government have informed that altogether 21 districts in state — Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Chirang, Darrang, Nalbari, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Morigaon, Hojai, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia – continue to reel under flood, affecting close to 15 lakh people and 87,000 hectares of cropland.
Barpeta remains the worst affected district where around six lakh people have been affected.
In the entire state, altogether 2,197 villages covering 59 revenue circles have been affected by flood water. Among those affected, 15,289 are currently taking shelter in 254 relief camps across the State. Similarly, over eight lakh big animals, over four lakh small animals and over eight lakh poultry have been affected in the flood.
The flood situation in 42 villages of three mouzas under Bokakhat Revenue Circle has improved with water receding from several inundated areas.
Moreover, in Kaziranga National Park, where 146 forest camps have been affected in the flood, two hog deer died today, while in Orang National Park, another hog deer lost its life.
Meanwhile, Assam minister for forest Parimal Suklabaidya also visited the flood-hit Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and took stock of the situation on Thursday.