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State flood scene worsens, 3.4 lakh hit in 14 districts
Staff Reporter

 GUWAHATI, July 10 - After showing signs of improvement in the last few days, flood scenario further worsened today following incessant rainfall at many places, with water level in the Brahmaputra once again rising over the danger mark at several places. However, no flood-related death was reported in the last 24 hours.

 As per the latest flood bulletin released by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), Brahmaputra is flowing over danger level at Neamatighat, Tezpur, Dhubri, Disang at Nanglamuraghat, Dhansiri at Numaligarh (Golaghat), Jia Bharali at NT Road Crossing (Sonitpur) and Beki at Road Bridge (Barpeta).

Incidents of erosion were reported in Kokrajhar, South Salmara, Udalguri, Sonitpur, Biswanath and Bongaigaon districts.

Further, following incessant rainfall at several places, the number of districts which remains affected by flood water has shot up to 14 from yesterday’s tally of 12. The districts include Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Charaideo, Biswanath, Udalguri, Chirang, Nalbari, Barpeta, Goalpara, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia.

As on today, as many as 3, 41,837 persons were affected by flood. The tally on Thursday was 1, 82,583.

Further, 46,797 hectares of crop land is still under flood water.

The Kaziranga National Park, Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary and Orang National Park too remain affected.

Meanwhile, the Golaghat district administration has raised an alert to all the departments and the public in general after an intimation issued by NEEPCO stated that the radial gates of the Doyang dam shall be opened for the release of excess water in a controlled manner.

In a letter issued by the Deputy Commissioner, the heads of all the departments have been asked to be on alert and keep vigil upon the rise of water level of river Doyang and Dhansiri and take immediate preparedness measures and carry our rescue and relief operations, if required.

The district administration also asked the general public to be on alert and stay away from the Doyang river downstream areas and Dhansiri riverside areas.

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