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Guwahati/Jorhat: Flood situation continued to remain grim in Assam on Saturday with at least two persons being washed away and over 1.05 lakh people of five districts affected, officials said.

Women shift to safer places from a flood affected village in Jorhat on Friday. PTI

Women shift to safer places from a flood affected village in Jorhat on Friday. PTI

A man and his son were washed away by strong current of Bhogdoi river in Jorhat district when they were taking bath, an official said.

NDRF and SDRF personnel have launched a search operation to trace them but still there is no whereabouts of the
father-son duo.

Meanwhile, Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said more than 1.05 lakh people are reeling under the
flood in 138 villages across Lakhimpur, Golaghat, Morigaon, Barpeta and Jorhat districts.

Currently, Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger mark at Nematighat in Jorhat, Dhubri town, and at Numaligarh in
Golaghat, it said.

Authorities are operating eight relief camps and distribution centres in two districts.

Nearly 7,000 hectares of crop have also been damaged in these districts.

PTI

First Published On : Jul 9, 2016 21:46 IST

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