The flood situation in Assam turned critical on Monday two persons dead and more than 3.63 lakh people in 21 districts were affected.
According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), one person each died in Barpeta and Morigaon districts. They drowned after being washed away.
Lakhimpur in northeastern Assam was the worst affected district, accounting for 1, 30,001 out of a total of 3, 63,135 people temporary displaced.
The data showed 1, 24,776 of the affected people were females and 70,544 children.
Crop on 30,333.36 hectares and 2,56,144 domesticated animals have also been affected, ASDMA said.
According to the State Forest Department, two one-horned rhino habitats – the Kaziranga National Park and the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary – have been partially submerged.
“About 70% of the park has been inundated and 125 of the 223 anti-poaching camps have been submerged, but the water level has been receding in the last few hours,” The Hindu quoted Kaziranga Director P. Sivakumar as saying.