Assam floods: 16 Lakh affected, death toll rises to 34

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The flood in Assam continues to be forbidding and it has affected more than 16 lakh people across the State in the past 24 hours.

On Thursday, the fatality has also gone up to 34.

Following heavy rainfall, the Brahmaputra was flowing above the danger level in Jorhat, Goalpara and Dhubri districts.

The Brahmaputra River is one of the world’s largest rivers that flows from Tibet into India

Similarly, Dhansiri in Golaghat, Jia Bharali in Sonitpur and Kopili in Nagaon were also flowing above the red mark.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 22 districts were reeling under the floods affecting 16,03,255 people and among them, 12,597 are taking shelter in 163 relief camps.

In the past 24 hours, floodwaters affected 8,59,950 people in Barpeta district, the most hit district in the State.

In this district, 616 villages were reeling under flood in seven revenue circle areas.