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Assam: Second wave of Assam floods claims 4 more lives; Toll rises to 86 August 01,2019   |  Source: The Times of India

Even as the rainfall eases and waters recede, the deadly floods in Assam claimed four more lives on Sunday, taking the overall death toll to 86. According to a bulletin released Monday evening by the Assam state disaster management authority (ASDMA), 12.24 lakh people are currently affected by floods. The highest number of victims is in Barpeta (8.19 lakh), Morigaon (2.01 lakh) and Goalpara (over 1 lakh) districts. A total of 1113 villages have been hit by floods.

The bulletin also adds that 14,727 inmates are currently seeking shelter at 322 relief camps. Assam has been facing dire floods since around July 10, when heavy monsoon rainfall caused the Brahmaputra, and many of its tributaries, to flood their banks. The rising waters inundated thousands of villages and displaced lakhs of people. Even animals were not spared. Around 220 animals are reported dead at Kaziranga National Park. This figure includes 20 one-horned rhinos as well as hog deer and other animals.

On Monday too, the Brahmaputra was flowing above the danger level at Neamatighat in Jorhat and Dhubri. the Dhansiri River was above the danger mark at Numaligarh, the Jia Bharali in Sonitpur, and the Kushiyara at Karimganj, said the Central Water Commission. The IMD has forecast moderate rain/thundershower over

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