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Assam: 30,000 people affected in second wave of floods, death toll rises to 11


Nearly 30,000 people in Assam have been affected by the second wave of floods as the water level of Brahmaputra river and its tributaries are rising triggered by incessant rainfall in the last couple of days in many parts of the state.

One person drowned in floodwaters at the Nazira area in Sivasagar district taking the death toll in the state to 11.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), the water level of Brahmaputra river is flowing above the danger-level mark at Neamatighat in Jorhat district, while Dikhow river flowing above the danger level at Sivasagar, Disang at Nanglamuraghat in Sivasagar district, Dhansiri river at Numaligarh in Golaghat district and Jia Bharali river at NT Road crossing in Sonitpur district.

Nearly 30,000 people of Dhemaji, Sivasagar, Jorhat and Dibrugarh district have been affected in the current flood and the floodwaters submerged over 3,600-hectare croplands in the flood-hit districts.

Over 12,000 people of 33 villages have been affected in the Sivasagar district and many people have taken shelter in relief camps and higher lands.

On the other hand, over 11,500 big and small domestic animals have affected in the second wave of floods.

The NDRF, SDRF teams had rescued over 300 people from the flood-affected areas in Sivasagar and Dhemaji district in the last 24 hours.

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