Assam Floods: 70 percent of Kaziranga submerged underwater, say forest officials
With the Brahmaputra River flowing over the danger mark and the flood situation escalating in Assam, more than half of the Kaziranga National Park area is submerged underwater, forest officials said on Monday.
Speaking to The Northeast Today(TNT), Field Director of the National Park, P Sivakumar said, "Seventy percent area of the park is submerged underwater, and so far, four animals have died. Three hog deers died while crossing the road and a swamp deer was found dead near Sildubi Gaon on Monday morning."
The field director also stated that out of the 223 forest camps in the park, 125 camps have been inundated. The forest guards are on vigil and are monitoring every activity in the park to thwart any poaching activity given the flood situation, the forest director said.
Every year, the National Park witnesses a similar situation when the park gets flooded and animals are forced to seek shelter in safe areas. It was reported that last year, about 90 percent of the park was submerged underwater and the authorities have failed to address the issue over the years.
(Edited by Shankar Turha)
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