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Assam flood toll mounts to 96, President calls up Sonowal
GUWAHATI: Even as flood continues to create havoc in Assam, President Ram Nath Kovind today took stock of the grim situation in the state through a telephonic conversation with Assam Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal.
The President also inquired about the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the state
The Chief Minister apprised the President of measures taken by the state government to provide succour to the flood-hit people in the state as well as the steps taken to deal with the exigency induced by COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, three more persons died due to flood in the state during the last 24 hours taking the death toll up to 96 even as situation remained grim with about 28 lakh people across 26 districts remaining affected.
Goalpara remained the worst affected district where 4.70 lakh people still remained affected in the flood while 4.61 lakh people have been affected in Barpeta district.
Over 1.22 lakh hectares of cropland have remained submerged in flood water across the state where over 50000 people are sheltered in 496 relief camps as on date.
The river Brahmaputra is still flowing above the danger level at Jorhat, Tezpur, Guwahati, Goalpara and Dhubri
Meanwhile, Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi today visited the flood-hit areas of Chirang district and spent time with the flood affected people sheltered in Malipara ME School temporary relief camp.
The Governor Prof. Mukhi visited erosion affected areas near Hagrama Bridge. The area suffered severe erosion perpetrated by Aie river. The Governor assured that once the flood water receded, the areas which suffered severe damages would be restored and reconstructed using the flood management fund.