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Assam Floods Claim Lives Of 92 Animals, 95 Rescued In Kaziranga National Park

The Assam floods have resulted in the deaths of at least 92 animals as of Saturday, either by drowning or during treatment. Official records indicate that a total of 95 animals have been rescued from Kaziranga National Park, Bokakhat. In the aftermath of the devastating Assam floods, 92 animals have perished, either through drowning or […]

Assam Floods: Locals with their belongings on a boat
Assam Floods: Locals with their belongings on a boat

The Assam floods have resulted in the deaths of at least 92 animals as of Saturday, either by drowning or during treatment. Official records indicate that a total of 95 animals have been rescued from Kaziranga National Park, Bokakhat.

In the aftermath of the devastating Assam floods, 92 animals have perished, either through drowning or during treatment as reported on Saturday. Kaziranga National Park, Bokakhat, has seen the rescue of 95 animals according to official figures.

Among the casualties, 11 Hog Deer died during treatment and 62 drowned. Three Rhinos and one Otter also succumbed to drowning, with another Otter passing away due to unspecified reasons in the official report. Currently, 27 Hog Deer, one Otter, one Rhino, one Elephant, one Jungle Cat, and two Scoops Owls are receiving treatment. Approximately 50 animals, including two Sambar, 47 Hog Deer, and one Indian Hare, have been treated and released from the park.

Eastern Assam Wildlife Division has set up a total of 233 camps, distributed across various locations including 34 at Agratoli, 58 at Kaziranga, 39 at Bagori, 25 at Burhapahar, and nine at Bokakhat. Water levels are reported below danger levels at Pasighat and Dibrugarh, but remain high at Numaligarh, Nimatighat, Tezpur, and Dhansirimukh.

The severe flooding in Assam over the past month has resulted in loss of life, extensive damage to infrastructure, road closures, crop devastation, and livestock losses, leaving hundreds homeless and unsettled. In Kamrup Metropolitan district, one child is reported missing.

In response to the crisis, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma visited Dibrugarh town on Friday to assess the flood situation firsthand. He toured affected areas on foot, engaging with residents and experts to explore community-driven solutions to the flooding challenges.

Addressing the media on the flood situation, Sarma said, “Currently, the flood situation in Assam is improving, and the water level has decreased. But in areas around the embankment bridge, the flooding situation persists. We are trying to help everybody.”

There has been a power cut in Dibrugarh for the last six days. Regarding the restoration of the power supply, Sarma explained that it had been turned off to prevent electrocution mishaps.

The flood situation in Assam remains dire, with a toll of 52 deaths.

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