Flood claimed nine lives in Assam.

Flood in assamThe flood situation in Assam on Monday worsen with the Brahmaputra and its tributaries continuing to rise leaving nine persons dead and rendering 10 lakh people homeless in 16 districts.

The official sources said that three children drowned in a boat calamity at Makum near Sadiya in Tinsukia district last night, while the NDRF rescued 42 others.

Two others died in Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts and one each in Sibsagar and Nalbari on Sunday, the sources said.

The Pabitora Game Sanctuary, having the maximum density of rhinoceroses in the world and the Dibru Saikhowa sanctuary which has rare wild horses were also inundated.

The worst affected districts were Baksa, Barpeta, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Golaghat, Jorhat, Kamrup (rural and metro), Lakhimpur, Morigaon, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sibsagar, Sonitpur and Tinsukia.

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