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Rains stop; let-up in flood fury

There seems to be marginal let up in the overall flood situation on Thursday. The waterlevels of the Brahmaputra have stopped surging following a temporary halt in the rains that lashed many parts of the state during the last couple of days.

But more than 3 lakh people are still remained marooned due to the flood waters in many places across the state till Thursday.

According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority, more than 21,700 people were affected as of now in 29 villages in the worst-hit Barpeta, Dhemaji, Morigaon, Lakhimpur and Chirang districts.

The highest number of people were hit in Lakhimpur district with nearly 18,000 persons still suffering due to the floods, followed by Barpeta with 1,500 people being affected at present.

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