Guwahati, July 6 (IANS) The toll in floods and landslides in Assam has risen to 117 but the overall situation across the state has improved, officials said Friday.
The Brahmaputra river was still flowing above the danger level in Nimatighat in Jorhat and at Dhubri in Lower Assam. It was rising at Nimatighat but recorded a falling trend in Dhubri, the government's flood bulletin said.
According to the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA), 101 people in 22 districts were killed and fresh reports had come in of 16 more people dying in landslides.
Besides, 16 people still continue to be missing, an SDMA official told IANS.
According to government estimates, over 21 lakh people in all 27 districts of the state have been hit by the first wave of floods that started June 22. More than five lakh people have been rendered homeless. Close to 3,000 villages have been submerged due to floods and large tracts of cropland damaged.
More than three lakh people are staying in 405 relief camps set up in 12 districts. The state government had set up 622 relief camps.
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