One more die of floods in Assam; total toll now 103

A person at Bokakhat in Golaghat district of Assam lost his life due to floods, taking the overall toll in the state to 103, a state government bulletin informed on July 27.

According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority, more than 22 lakh people are still affected by the floods on July 27, although the overall situation in the state showed signs of marginal improvement in the past 24 hours.

The number of affected population has come down to 22.33 lakh, while the affected districts have also declined to 22 since the evening of July 26.

Altogether 64 revenue circles and 2026 villages and localities are still reeling under water.

Over 45,000 displaced people were taking shelter in 259 relief camps, while over 170 relief distribution centres were also operational additionally.

The flood waters in Kaziranga National Park were also receding, though out of 223 forest camps in the park, 62 still remained affected and three vacated.

As many as 132 animals have been killed in floods in Kaziranga this year so far, including many hit and run over by passing vehicles.

Another 162 animals have been rescued in and around the park during the floods.

Parts of Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park and Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary also continued to be affected by floods.

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