Assam flood toll reaches 102; more than 24 lakh still affected

Five more persons lost their life due to floods in Assam in the past 24 hours, taking the total toll in the state to 102, a government bulletin said on July 26.

The flood toll in Assam crossed 100 even as the overall situation showed signs of marginal improvement on July 26.

Five deaths were reported since July 25 evening, taking the overall toll to 102, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority said.

The number of affected population has come down with about 24.76 lakh still flood hit in the state.

Altogether 23 districts are also still affected, with 66 revenue circles and over 2200 villages and localities reeling under water.

Over 45,000 displaced people are taking shelter in 269 relief camps.

At least six major rivers of the state are still flowing over the danger level, including the Brahmaputra at four places.

Vast tracts of Kaziranga National Park, Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park and Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary also continued to remain affected.

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