Assam flood situation grim, 59 lives lost, 33 lakh affected

At least nine more people were killed in five districts of flood-ravaged Assam on Tuesday, increasing the state’s death toll due to the deluge to 59 even as 28 of its 33 districts waged a grim battle amid sufferings of around 33 lakh people, officials said.

Nagaon: Forest officials rescue a female elephant calf from the flooded Kaziranga National Park, in Nagaon district, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI14-07-2020_000180B)
Nagaon: A tiger wades through a flooded area in search of higher land near Kaziranga National Park, at Baghmari village in Nagaon district, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI14-07-2020_000119B)
Nagaon: Forest officials stand guard on NH-37 after a tiger escaped flooding in Kaziranga National Park, at Baghmari village in Nagaon district, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI14-07-2020_000111B)
Kamrup: Flood affected villagers sit on a boat in front of their partially submerged house, at Chandrapur in Kamrup district, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI15-07-2020_000017B)
Kamrup: A woman cooks food beside her makeshift shelter on a higher land following flooding in the low lying areas of Panikhaiti, in Kamrup district, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI15-07-2020_000025B)
Goalpara: Workers load LPG cylinders on a boat for distribution among villagers in the flood affected areas, in Goalpara district, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI14-07-2020_000124B)

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