The flood situation in Assam further worsened on Saturday with 1,289 villages in 21 districts being inundated.

More than 4.63 lakh people have been affected by the current wave of floods.

An official of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Udalguri, Darrang, Nalbari, Barpeta, Kokrajhar, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Chirang, Bongaigaon, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Morigaon and Tinsukia districts have been affected by the floods.

“Over 4.63 lakh people affected by the floods and over 37,313 hectares of crop were badly affected due to the floods. Around 19,500 people took shelter in 132 relief camps,” ASDMA official said.

The official said that in the current wave of floods, three persons died in Goalpara and Dibrugarh districts while in the first wave of floods from May 22 claimed 15 lives in different districts of Assam.

In all, at least 2, 49,300 various pets (domestic) animals were affected due to the current wave of floods since early this week.

The rain water has inundated vast low lying areas of Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Mizoram.

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