Assam flood situation worsens, animals in Kaziranga park at risk

The flood situation in Assam worsened today as five more deaths were reported, taking the toll to 44. The deluge has affected 17.2 lakh people in 24 districts.
The mighty Brahmaputra river and its tributaries have submerged 2,500 villages, destroyed 1.06 lakh hectares of crop-land, damaged infrastructure by breaching the embankments and overrunning roads and bridges, thereby disrupting surface communication, said the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA). Nearly 75 per cent of the Kaziranga National Park (KNP), a World Heritage Site, was inundated, leading to the drowning of two female hog deer and one male swamp deer in the northern range of the park on Wednesday.


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