The death toll in Assam has increased by two as 16 lakh people from 19 districts in Assam have been affected by deluge. With the increasing water levels and submerging farm lands and houses, nearly 2,700 villages in 71 revenue circles are inundated in Lakhimpur, Golaghat, Bongaigaon, Jorhat, Dhemaji, Sivasagar, Barpeta, Kokrajhar, Nagaon, Dibrugarh, Chirang, Goalpara, Tinsukia, Dhubri, Morigaon, Sonitpur, Biswanath, Darrang and Nalbari districts, according to ASDMA.
One person from Mayong in Morigaon district and another at Lakhipur in Goalpara district have lost their lives to the incessant deluge that has paralysed life in one of the sister states. The rising Brahmaputra has led to largescale hog deer migration across NH-37 to the Karbi Anglong hills after 80 percent of Kaziranga National Park got flooded, according to a KNP Divisional Forest Officer, Suvashish Das.
Adding that the rhinos are monitored, Das said atleast 34 hog deers were rescued today and four got killed by an accident.
About 129 anti-poaching camps in the World Heritage Site has been inundated with the flood waters reaching its base. The dense Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Morigaon is completely under water and Forest Minister Pramila Rani Brahma is taking stock of the situation.
Two mechanised boats to Pobitora have been provided for anti-poaching vigil with five anti-poaching camps have been damaged.