Assam Floods: Death toll rises to 47, most of the rhino habitats under water

The flood situation in Assam remained grim on Friday as 11 more people died, taking the toll to 47, while 48.87 lakh people were affected in 27 of the 33 districts. Though water was beginning to recede in Kaziranga National Park and Pobitora, forest department officials said animals like rhinos, elephants, buffaloes and deer have taken shelter on artificial high-grounds constructed within the forests.