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Flood fury deteriorates further

Assam flood scene deteriorates further on Wednesday where the water levels of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries have refused to recede.
According to the government sources, the current flood wave have affected more than 13 lakh people in 19 district where most of the people have been rendered homeless. But the real figure is believed to have reached 20 lakh till Wednesday as more and more areas have come under the surging waters.
The worst-hit districts include Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Majuli, Jorhat, Sonitpur, Barpeta, Goalpara, Golaghat, Morogaon and Kamrup where army personnel have been carrying out relief and rescue operation.
In Morigaon district alone, three people died whole at least 5 people have been remaining traceless. Two other deaths have been reported from Sivasagar and Lakhimpur.
As many as 80 relief camps have been operating in the affected districts where the government has been supplying potable water, rice, dal. Medicines are also being supplied for the flood affected people who have been taking shelter for the last couple of days.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal who has been regularly reviewing the overall situation from Dispur has asked the district civil and police authorities to take stock of the situation and to ensure sufficient relief materials for the people.

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