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Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam has further improved on Saturday, with water levels in most of the rivers receding, leaving two more dead and about 4.50 lakh people affected by the floods in the state, an official bulletin said.
The death toll from this year’s floods and landslides has risen to 32, with two residents of Nagaon district drowning.
According to the daily report of Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 4,49,136 people were affected by the floods in Kachar, Dima Hasao, Goalpara, Hojai, Kamrup, Kamrup (Metro), Morigaon and Nagaon districts.
The number of flood victims on Friday was 5 lakh 752 people.
Kapili was the only river that flowed over the danger mark of Morigaon district, while all other rivers in the flood-hit districts maintained the trend of declining water levels.
Nagaon was the worst-hit district with more than 3.07 million people affected by the floods, followed by Kachar (99,060) and Morigaon (40,743).
More than 44,551 people have taken refuge in 143 camps, while five relief distribution centers are currently operating, the bulletin said.
There are 35,415 prisoners in the Kachar relief camp, while 9,031 flood-affected people are in such temporary facilities in Nagaon district.
Currently, 653 villages in the flood-hit districts of the state are under water and 29,160 hectares of cropland have been damaged, the bulletin said.
An inter-ministerial central team (IMCT) of the Union Home Ministry on Saturday visited flood and landslide affected areas in Dima Hasao, Nagaon and Hojai districts to assess the damage.
The team arrived in Guwahati on Thursday and its members were divided into two groups to expedite the damage assessment practice.
Assam Chief Secretary Jishnu Barua held talks with members of both groups and all stakeholders after arriving here this evening.
The bulletin added that he had discussed with members of the central team the release of funds for speedy repair of roads and other infrastructure damaged by floods and landslides.

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