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Assam floods: 26 lakh people affected as heavy rains cause deluge, Tripura, Meghalaya also affected

Heavy rains continued to wreak havoc in north-eastern states of India on Monday as Brahmaputra river rose further due to incessant rainfall. Deluge has claimed lives of at least 11 people in Assam and has affected the lives of nearly 26.5 lakh people in the state.

In Meghalaya, rising waters of the Brahmaputra and the Jinjiram rivers have life thrown out of gear for 1.14 lakh people across 164 villages.

At least 10,000 people of two districts of Tripura have been rendered homeless and forced to take shelter in relief camps following floods caused by incessant rain over the weekend.

On Monday, the water level of Brahmaputra River rose further, threatening lives of those living at near banks. By Sunday, the Brahmaputra was flowing above its danger mark in Guwahati, at Nimatighat in Jorhat, Tezpur in Sonitpur, Goalpara and Dhubri towns, and at Badarpurghat in Karimganj.

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