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Respite for marooned people; flood waters show receding trend

There is somewhat let-up in the overall flood situation in the north Assam districts of Lakhimpur and its adjoining Dhemaji. According to information, the floodwaters start gradually receding and some 300 people have already the makeshift camps.

Sources in the Central Water Commission has said the waterlevel of the river Brahmaputra river and its tributaries are flowing below the danger mark in some places.

Officials here said doctors and paramedics are on full alert and visiting flood-hit areas, although there are no reports of any outbreak of waterborne diseases..

The Thousands of people were returning to their homes in Assam on Wednesday with floodwaters receding as authorities sounded a health alert to prevent the outbreak of any waterborne diseases.

The Assam government has hoped that other marooned people also will be able to return.

The government has set up more than 100 camps and are providing relief materials and medicines to the people.
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