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As the monsoon rains have arrived, the flood situation in Assam continued to deteriorate with 1 person losing his life and nearly 2.75 lakh people being affected by the floods across 7 districts of the state.
The government is running 228 relief camps and distribution centres in 3 districts where so far 14,613 people have taken shelter.
The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) reported that the body of a person was recovered from the Subansiri river in North Lakhimpur. Sources say that the victim drowned on June 19 due to strong currents of the river.
ASDMA said that around 2.75 lakh people of Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Golaghat, Cachar, Dhemaji, Biswanath and Karimganj districts were affected by the flood.
The recent report is an increase from yesterday when 2.68 lakh people had been said to be impacted by the floods.
According to ASDMA 498 villages are under water at present and almost 8,000 hectares of crop area has been damaged.
Among the affected districts, the worst hit is Karimganj where over 1.59 lakh people are suffering from the after effects of the floods, followed by Lakhimpur district with more than 81,000 sufferers.
Several roads embankments and bridges have been damaged by flood waters in Lakhimpur, Cachar, Dhemaji, Biswanath, Majuli and Karimganj districts, ASDMA said.