assam: Assam floods: 24 killed, over 7 lakh affected across 27 districts | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: The flood situation in Assam deteriorated on Sunday with six more persons, including two children, losing their lives and nearly 7.2 lakh people coming under the impact of the deluge across 22 districts.
According to the daily flood report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), four persons drowned in Kampur revenue circle of Nagaon district.
One person at Doboka in Hojai district and a child at Silchar in Cachar district, too, died due to the flood, it said.
The death toll due to the flood and landslides this year has now gone up to 24 across Assam.
Here are the top developments:
Over 7.2 lakh affected
ASDMA said more than 7,19,540 people have been impacted in several districts — Barpeta, Biswanath, Cachar, Darrang, Goalpara, Golaghat, Hailakandi, Jorhat, Kamrup, Karbi Anglong West, Karimganj, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Morigaon, Nagaon, Sonitpur and Udalguri.
Nagaon is the worst hit with almost 3.46 lakh people in distress, followed by Cachar (over 2.29 lakh people) and Hojai (over 58,300 people).
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary constructs six highlands for providing shelter to animals
The authority of Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary has taken all preventive measures to deal with the deluge and protect wild animals including one-horned rhinoceros.
The wildlife sanctuary located in central Assam’s Morigaon district is home to 107 rhinos.
Nayan Jyoti Das, Ranger of Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary said that there are six highlands including two big highlands in the wildlife sanctuary to provide shelter to animals.
“This year, the flood level within the wildlife sanctuary is within limits so far. Presently there are six highlands including two big highlands in the wildlife sanctuary. The wild animals can reside in the highlands when the wildlife sanctuary is flooded,” Das said.





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