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Update: Flood situation remains grim in Assam

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The flood situation in Assam remains grim even as the number of flood hit people has increased to 12.40 lakh in over 2199 villages across 19 districts.

Four more people have been killed due to floods in Assam and nearly 1.76 lakh hectares of cropland has been damaged.

More than 2.66 lakh displaced people have taken shelter in 385 relief camps.

The worst affected districts are Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Lakhimpur, Tinsukia, Kokrajhar, Nalbari and Dhubri.

In the area rivers are flowing above the danger mark.

Road link has been badly affected due to floods.

Not just that, the prices of essential commodities and food items has gone up drastically.

Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal visited the flood affected areas of Upper Assam and assured of all assistance from the Centre.

Assam government is closely monitoring the situation.

Medical teams are also available and food, water and essential services are being provided.

The state government has directed the administration to provide all essential servies to the people affected by the floods.

Apart from the army, National Disaster response Force and State Disaster Response Force are working together with the administration in providing relief to the affected.