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Assam flood: Situation worsens, rhinos and other animals in Kaziranga National Park at risk; see pics

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Thu July 13 2017, 1:42 pm
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    The flood situation in Assam worsened as it has affected 17.2 lakh people in 24 districts. 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. According to the Eastern Assam Wildlife Division, the animals, including rhinos, have been forced to take shelter at the highlands and at the Karbi Anglong hills across National Highway 37, which passes through the park. (PTI Photo)

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    Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal visited rhino habitat Kaziranga National Park and toured the various submerged forest camps under worst affected Bagori and Kohora Range there. (PTI Photo)

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    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. (PTI Photo)

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    The flood-hit districts are Lakhimpur, Bongaigaon, Darrang, Jorhat, Golaghat, Cachar, Dhemaji, Biswanath, Karimganj, Sonitpur, Majuli, Barpeta, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sivasagar, Morigaon, Chirang, Dibrugarh, Dhubri, Kokrajhar, South Salmara, Charaideo, Goalpara and Karbi Anglong. (PTI Photo)

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    In Majuli 58 revenue villages have been affected with nearly 48000 people, 1760 hectare crop area damaged and hundreds rendered homeless. (PTI Photo)

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    The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), along with the authorities and police, have so far rescued 7,814 people, who were marooned in 16 districts. (PTI Photo)

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    Nearly one lakh people have taken shelter at 231 relief camps. (PTI Photo)

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    Food, water, medicines and other essential commodities are being supplied to these camps by the respective district authorities. (PTI Photo)

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    The Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger mark in Guwahati, at Nematighat in Jorhat, at Tezpur in Sonitpur and in Goalpara and Dhubri districts. (Reuters)

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    Other rivers flowing above the 'red' mark were the Burhidehing at Khowang in Dibrugarh, Subansiri at Badatighat in Lakhimpur, Dikhow in Sivasagar town, Dhansiri at Numaligarh in Golaghat, Jia Bharali at NT Road Crossing in Sonitpur, Puthimari at NH Road Crossing in Kamrup, Beki at Road Bridge in Barpeta, Sankosh at Golokganj in Dhubri and Kushiyara in Karimganj town. (PTI Photo)

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    At least 44 people have lost their lives in Assam, where 15 lakh people in 23 districts have been affected by the deluge. (PTI Photo)

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    Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal ordered an inquiry into the circumstances leading to the alleged spurt of deaths due to electrocution during the seasonal floods in Assam. (PTI Photo)

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    At Kaziranga National Park, there are two veterinary doctors at the moment to take care of animals’ health. (PTI Photo)

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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed anguish over the current flood situation in various parts of the north-eastern region and assured all possible help to combat the situation. (PTI Photo)

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    Union health minister JP Nadda also assured all help to the Assam government in dealing with the flood situation and asked his ministry officials to keep in touch with the state's health department. (PTI Photo)

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