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Toll in floods in Assam and Bihar now 156, nearly 2.5 lakh people still in relief camps

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Flood water has shown receding trends in three districts in Assam.
'The toll in the floods in Assam and Bihar touched 156 on Saturday, according to the state governments’ daily bulletins. In Assam, 12 more people died on Saturday , taking the number of deaths to 59, while around 44 lakh people remain affected by floods, the state disaster management authority said. Five more people died in Bihar on Saturday, taking the toll to 97. Assam The Assam State Disaster Management Authority’s flood bulletin said five deaths were reported in Morigaon district, three in Barpeta, two in South Salmara and one each in Nalbari and Dhubri districts, taking the toll to 59. Twenty-four of the 33 districts in the state and 3,024 villages have been affected by the floods, the flood report said. Flood water has shown receding trends in Baksa, Hojai and Majuli districts, according to PTI. The deluge has submerged nearly 1.51 lakh hectares of cropland and a large part of Kaziranga National Park. Over 12 lakh animals across 17 districts have been affected by the floods, with 129 animal deaths reported from Kaziranga National Park, including 10 rhinoceros, a statement by the park’s divisional forest officer said on Saturday. The flood bulletin said over 1.32 lakh displaced people have moved to 689 relief camps and 240 relief distribution centres set up by the district administrations. The Brahmaputra.. Read more'