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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas. Image Credit: AP

Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas and singer husband Nick Jonas have donated towards Assam flood relief and have asked people to do so as well.

The Indian state has been ravaged by floods and has left close to 100 people dead.

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Taking to social media, the couple shared the names of a few organisations that are involved in relief and rescue operations in the state.

“While we are all still dealing with the effects of the global pandemic, the Indian state of Assam has been grappling with another major crisis. It has been devastated by floods triggered by heavy monsoon showers affecting the lives of millions,” Priyanka tweeted.

“The impact to life and land/property is unimaginable. The rapidly rising water level has also flooded the Kaziranga National Park, one of the finest wildlife sanctuaries in the world,” she added.

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Flooding in Assam. Image Credit: Agencies

Priyanka also posted the reference of two organisations — Action Aid and Rapid Response who are working on the ground to help people.

Nick also shared the same message on his social media accounts.

Floods triggered by rains have claimed the lives of 96 people until Sunday according to the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA). A total of 2,543 villages are reeling from the effects of rising waters of Brahmaputra, among its other tributaries.

A total of 129 animal casualties have been reported at Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve in Bokakhat due to drowning and other reasons, according to the Assam government.

There are 50,136 people residing in 496 relief camps in the state, the SDMA said.

Floods have wreaked havoc in Assam’s various districts for the fourth time this year.