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Assam Flood: Death toll rises to 71; flood fury continues

At least eight people have also gone missing. The number of flood-hit people in the state went up to over 42 lakh on Sunday evening.

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Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam worsened further with the fury claiming nine more lives on Sunday, including three children,

taking the toll to 71.

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While six people died due to floods, three others were killed in landslides. All three landslide-related deaths were reported from the Cachar district.

At least eight people have also gone missing. The number of flood-hit people in the state went up to over 42 lakh on Sunday evening.

Three deaths were reported from the Cachar district, and Barpeta reported two deaths, followed by one death each from Bajali, Kamrup, Karimganj, and Udalguri districts.

Floods triggered by incessant rain continued to ravage Assam and around 5,137 villages are under the flood waters.

Barpeta is the worst-hit district with over 12.76 lakh people affected, followed by Darrang with nearly 3.94 lakh people affected and Nagaon with more than 3.64 lakh people were hit by the deluge.

The 33 affected districts are Bajali, Baksa, Barpeta, Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Cachar, Chirang, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Dima-Hasao, Goalpara, Golaghat, Hailakandi, Hojai, Jorhat, Kamrup, Kamrup (M), Karbi Anglong West, Karimganj, Kokrajhar, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Morigaon, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sivasagar, Sonitpur, South Salmara, Tamulpur, Tinsukia and Udalguri

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