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Flood scene grim: toll 2

The overall flood situation took a grim turn claiming yet another person on Monday. 

The Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger mark at Nematighat in Jorhat and Jia Bharali at NT Road in Sonitpur following the rains in the catchment areas. 

More and more areas in the six districts have gone under the surging waters where the number of affected people has gone up to 65,000.

Yet another person lost his life in Lakhimpur district on Monday. With this, the toll has gone up to two. Nearly 65,000 people are affected in 113 villages across Barpeta, Sonitpur, Dhemaji, Bongaigaon, Lakhimpur, Tinsukia, Darrang, Nalbari and Goalpara districts. 

Lakhimpur district bore the brunt of flood with over 25,000 persons being affected followed by Sonitpur with more than 19,000.

The flood waters have washed away a road bridge in in Lakhimpur district apart from damaging three roads in Sonitpur. 

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