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Flood scene still grim: toll 27

Assam flood scene deteriorates further on Friday with more and more areas coming under the surging waters of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries. The toll has gone up to 27 in 22 affected district where over 25 lakh people have been rendered homeless.

The flood waters have been breached one after another vital river embankments bringing more and more misery to the people who have been taking shelter in the relief camps. Many people have lost their domestic animals apart from other belongings in the current flood wave.

The worst-hit districts include Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Lakhimpur, Tinsukia, Dhemaji, Sonitpur, Goalpara, Dhubri, Morigaon, Golaghat, Sivasagar, Nagaon, Kokrajhar, Biswanath, Kamrup Metropolitan, Chirang and South Kamrup where the government has set up over 500 relief camps.


The camp inmates have alleged inadequate food from the government even after Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has asked the district heads to ensure sufficient food, water and medicines to the marooned people.

Army and NDRF have been stepping up relief and rescue operation in all the worst-hit districts. More rains would further compound the situation during the next couple of days.

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