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Assam: Floods hit Kaziranga National Park, affecting over 13,000 people

Assam: Floods hit Kaziranga National Park, affecting over 13,000 people

Guwahati: Floods every year in monsoon hit Assam, this year the first wave has affected the Kaziranga National Park along with over 13,000 people. 30 percent area of the park has already been immersed in the floodwater, the park authorities said that almost all the low-lying areas are under water and animals have started moving towards the hills of Karbi Anglong district.

Authorities have tightened the security in order to save the animals from the hunters, who take advantage of the flood to kill them, specially one-horned rhinos, DC reported.

Park authorities said that they have deployed additional 100 forest guards to take care of animals during the flood. Moreover, artificial highlands have been made to save the animals from drowning.

An incident of landslides on Saturday in North Cachar Hills in the hilly Dima Hasao district had slashed the railway link to Barak Valley, resulting in the cancellation of passenger trains.

The Brahmaputra river is flowing above the danger level in Nimatighat, prompting officials to suspend ferry services to the island district of Majuli from Jorhat.
Assam Disaster Management Authority officials said the first wave of floods have affected 28 villages in Lakhimpur, Jorhat and Biswanath districts.

The Army, along with the civil administration has joined the campaign at various places to train locals to rescue the marooned people from flood-prone areas.