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Flood scene remains unchanged: toll 8

The overall flood scene remain unchanged on Tuesday. But the death toll have gone up to 8. The mighty Brahmaputra and its tributaries are flowing above the danger level. More and more areas are coming under the surging waters rendering thousands of people homeless.

Incessant rainfall in catchment areas during the last week has led to a rise in the water level of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries, affecting 15 districts.

Large-scale erosion was reported from Leduamukh area under Lahorighat revenue circle in Morigaon district rendering about 300 families homeless. In Barpeta district, waters of the river Kaladiya breached dykes and embankments at many places, inundating villages and fields. More than 90,000 people have been affected in the current wave of floods which have submerged over 4,500 hectares of cropland while stretches of roads have also been flooded in several districts.

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