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Two more die due to floods in Assam; death toll now 5
Assam on May 29 reported two deaths due to floods, taking the total toll in the state to 5. More than 3.81 lakh population are affected by floods in as many as seven districts of the state.
While the number of affected districts came down from nine to seven in the past 24 hours, the number of affected population increased to 3.81 lakh.
The fresh deaths were reported from Lakhipur in Goalpara and from Doboka in Hojai district.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on May 29 afternoon visited the flood-affected Goalpara district which is the worst affected district reporting three deaths and affecting 1,96,427 people of whom 16,300 are currently homeless.
Sonowal said that in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the district administration should ensure strict adherence to the social distancing norms in the relief camps.
According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) bulletin issued on May 29 evening, 356 villages in 11 revenue circles have been affected in Goalpara (3 revenue circles), Nagaon (1), Dibrugarh (1), Nalbari (1), Tinsukia (1), West Karbi Anglong (1) and Hojai (3) districts.
As many as 21,807 inmates are taking shelter in 190 relief camps.
The first wave of flood has come amid the ongoing fight to check the spread of COVID-19, which shot to 935 by May 29 evening.
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