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3.7 lakh people still affected by State floods

 GUWAHATI, Oct 5 – Nearly four lakh people were still reeling under the impact of floods in Assam though the water level was receding in most parts of the State.

 According to the daily flood report by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 3.7 lakh people across three districts are still affected due to the floods.

As many as 202 villages in Goalpara, Kamrup Rural and Dhemaji districts are flood-hit, with 3.66 lakh people affected in Goalpara alone.

The authorities are operating 18 relief camps and shelter homes, where around 6,000 people were staying.

Crops in over 40,000 hectares were under water across the State. In Goalpara alone, crops on over 37,000 hectares of land have been affected, affecting nearly 83,000 families dependent on agriculture.

During this latest wave of floods, 44 people lost their lives. Of them, 20 people died in Goalpara, followed by 16 in Kamrup Rural, six in Kamrup Metro and one each in Morigaon and Dhubri districts.

In Goalpara, 81,582 houses were either fully or partially damaged due to the floods. – PTI

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