Floodwater in Assam, Over 8 lakh people Affected

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Floodwater in Assam, Over 8 lakh people Affected

Floodwater in Assam, Over 8 lakh people Affected

New Delhi: At least 21 out of the 33 districts in Assam have been inundated by the monsoon floods and more than 8 lakh people have been affected.

The officials said that the Bramhputra river which is one of the largest in the world that cuts through the state's biggest city Guwahati along with five others are flowing above the danger mark.

Over 27,000 hectares of farmland is underwater and more than 7,000 people have been evacuated to nearest 68 relief camps across Asaam. Sixpeople have been died due to flood water.

Ferry services have been stopped since Friday across the state, due to more rain predicted over the weekend. The Assam State Disaster Management Authority said that the Barpeta is the worst-affected withr around 85,000 people seeking the shelter.

The officials said that the floodwaters have also entered the Kaziranga National park in upper Asaam- home of the endanered one-horned rhinoceros- forcing the animals to take shelter on platformsconstructed for their safety during flood.

Also nine districts in Assam are more vulnerable to encephalitis and over700 people have died due to the disease since 2013.

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