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No let-up in flood fury

Flood situation refuses to improve following incessant rainfalls during the last 24 hours across the state bringing brimful misery for several lakhs of people.
The waterlevels of the Brahmaputra and its tributeries are rasing again where the surging waters have wreaked havoc in more areas on Tuesday.
The mighty river is still flowing above the danger mark at Nematighat in Jorhat.
 Over 3 lakh people are remaining trapped in over 150 villages covering Barpeta, Dhemaji, Tinsukia, Morigaon and Lakhimpur districts.
In the worst-hit, Highest number of people are hit in Lakhimpur district with over 16,000 persons reeling under flood waters. This is followed by Dhemaji with more than 4,600 people affected in this wave.
The death toll in the first wave of flood in Assam remained at three - one each in Bongaigaon, Lakhimpur and Baksa districts.

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