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Second wave of floods hit Assam, 90,000 affected

From June 13 to August 3, Assam has had two waves of floods affecting 163 villages and 10.99 lakh people.

Guwahati: Close to 90,000 people have been hit in Assam as a second wave of floods ravaged the state, affecting 153 villages in six districts including Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Darrang, Golaghat, Sivsagar and Charaideo.

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said the floods that have hit the state since June 13 have affected 10.99 lakh people. The state has registered 41 deaths — 38 in flooding and 3 due to landslides. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday reviewed the flood situation.

From June 13 to August 3, Assam has had two waves of floods affecting 163 villages and 10.99 lakh people. Over 380 relief camps have been set up and 440 relief distribution centres opened.

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