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Assam floods: Nearly 200 villages under water, 90,000 people affected

Jul 5, 2013 19:38 IST

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Guwahati: The flood situation turned critical today with 38 more villages being inundated in the worst-hit Dhemaji and Nagaon districts of Assam.

So far, nearly 300 villages have been affected in 10 districts across the state hitting nearly 90,000 people.

According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) data, 29 more villages have been affected in Dhemaji, while nine villages in Nagaon district have come under flood water today.

Flood hit. PTI

Flood hit. PTI

Four relief camps have been set up in Dhemaji district, where nearly 1,000 people have taken shelter. Also, about 5,000 hectares of agricultural land with standing crops, including rice, have been damaged.

Meanwhile, the Brahmaputra has been flowing over danger mark at Nematighat in Jorhat district, while its tributary Jia Bharali is flowing over the danger mark at NT Road Xing in Sonitpur district, ASDMA said.

Earlier this week, Assam had sounded red alert in four districts following a warning from the Indian Meteorological Department.

Following this, district administrations in Sonitpur, North Lakhimpur, Golaghat and Barpeta have started taking steps to face any adverse situation.

PTI