7 Killed, Over 15 Lakh Affected, Kaziranga National Park Submerged As Flood Situation Worsens In Assam: Updates

Seventy per cent of the Kaziranga National Park - home to the world's largest population of Indian one - is submerged in water.

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7 Killed, Over 15 Lakh Affected, Kaziranga National Park Submerged As Flood Situation Worsens In Assam: Updates

Monsoon floods have inundated 25 of the 33 districts in Assam.

More than seven people have died and over 20 lakh have been affected in Assam as monsoon floods have inundated 25 of the 33 districts in the state. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal called Union Home Minister Amit Shah and briefed him about the latest flood situation in the state. Mr Shah has assured all help from the Centre to the north eastern state and asked the Assam government to ensure all-out efforts to provide relief to the flood-affected.

At present, over 14.06 lakh persons have been affected by the floods in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darrang, Baksa, Barpeta, Nalbari, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Goalpara, Kamrup, Morigaon, Hojai, Nagaon, Golaghat, Majuli, Jorhat, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Cacha and West Karbi Anglong districts, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority said. Barpeta is the worst hit with 5.22 lakh people suffering, followed by Dhemaji (1.38 lakh people) and Morigaon (nearly 95,000 persons).

Currently, the Brahmaputra at Guwahati, Nimatighat in Jorhat, Tezpur in Sonitpur, Goalpara and Dhubri towns, while the Barak at AP Ghat in Cachar and Badarpurghat in Karimganj are flowing above the danger mark.

Seventy per cent of the Kaziranga National Park - home to the world's largest population of Indian one - is submerged in water.

Here are the updates on situation in Assam:


Jul 14, 2019
17:55 (IST)
Jul 14, 2019
17:40 (IST)
Jul 14, 2019
16:22 (IST)
Meanwhile, incessant rains in Tripura have led to flood-like situation in Agartala:
Jul 14, 2019
14:51 (IST)
Jul 14, 2019
09:43 (IST)
Over 20,000 people have been shifted to 68 relief camps so far, with floods affecting 15 lakh people across 25 districts in the state. Barpeta is the worst-hit, with over five lakh people displaced.
Jul 14, 2019
07:42 (IST)
70% of Kaziranga National Park submerged


70% of Kaziranga National Park is submerged, animals taken to highlands. Kaziranga National Park is home to the world's largest population of Indian one-horned rhinoceroses. Other animals like tigers and elephants are also found in the forest.
Jul 14, 2019
07:38 (IST)
On Saturday, chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal called Home Minister Amit Shah and briefed him about the latest flood situation in the state. Mr Shah has assured all help from the Centre to the north eastern state and asked the Assam government to ensure all-out efforts to provide relief to the flood-affected.
Jul 14, 2019
07:38 (IST)
For all the updates on Assam flood situation, click here
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