The death toll in the Assam floods climbed to 60 on Sunday, with one more death reported from Morigaon district, according to The Indian Express. Houses of over 10 lakh people are under water and at least 22,000 people were lodged in relief camps across the state.
An embankment was damaged in the Morigaon district, causing extensive damage late on Saturday and inundating over a dozen villages in the Lahorighat sub-division. The embankment, damaged by the Brahmaputra river, was constructed about three months ago. Though the water has receded, it is still over the danger mark, reported PTI.
South Salmara, Dhubri and Morigaon remained the worst-affected districts. Over three lakh people have been affected in South Salmara, 1.88 lakh in Dhubri and 1.60 lakh in Morigaon.
More than 10 lakh animals and poultry have been affected by the deluge. At the Kaziranga National Park, 38% of the area is under water while a few animals have lost their lives. A total crop area of over two lakh hectares has been damaged by the floods, according to the State Disaster Management Authority.