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Assam flood situation unchanged, death toll at 88

twitter-logoPTI | August 2, 2019 | Updated 22:32 IST

Guwahati, Aug 2 (PTI) The flood situation in Assam remained unchanged on Friday with 12 districts still submerged, even as two fresh casualties were reported, pushing the toll to 88. A population of 1,65,763 in 268 villages in 25 revenue circles of the 12 districts Dhemaji, Darrang, Barpeta, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Chirang, Kamrup, Morigaon, Nagaon, Dibrugarh, Jorhat and Charaideo are affected by floods, an Assam State Disaster Management Authority bulletin said. The fresh casualties were reported one each from Biswanath and Morigaon districts, it said. Though the water level of most major rivers were receding, those flowing above the danger mark include the mighty Brahmaputra at Neamatighat (Jorhat), Buradihing at Khowang (Dibrugarh), Desang at Nanglamura ghat (Sivasagar) and Dhansiri at Numaligarh (Golaghat). The flood-hit people were returning to their homes but 3,795 inmates were lodged in 33 relief camps at Barpeta, Chirang, Morigaon, Nagaon and Jorhat, the bulletin said. PTI ESB RBT ABH ABH

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