Assam flood toll rises to 19; 2 rhinos drown in Kaziranga

Centre releases Rs. 251.52 crore as part-payment for relief and rescue operations
Four people lost their lives and two one-horned rhinos drowned in Kaziranga National Park (KNP) on Tuesday as Assam continued to reel under floods and rain-induced landslides. The day also saw Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat inspecting some of the worst-hit areas and the Centre releasing Rs. 251.52 crore as part-payment for relief and rescue operations in the State. Assam State Disaster Management Authority officials said the floods have affected 44.96 lakh people across 4,620 villages. More than 1.01 lakh people have taken refuge in 226 relief camps. “Four people drowned today [Tuesday], taking the human toll to 19. Landslides in two districts killed two of them,” an ASDMA official said.

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/assam-flood-toll-rises-to-19-2-rhinos-drown-in-kaziranga/article28496012.ece

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