Assam floods: Over 11,700 people displaced in 126 villages, Lakhimpur worst-hit district

Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam worsened on Monday as four new districts were hit by floods taking the total number of flood-hit districts to eight.

File image of floods in Assam. PTI

File image of floods in Assam. PTI

According to an Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) report, the deluge has affected the districts of Lakhimpur, Karimganj, Jorhat, Karbi Anglong, Hojai, Golaghat, Sivasagar and Sonitpur overrunning 126 villages in 11 revenue circles.

Over one lakh people in the eight districts are affected by the flood.

Altogether 170 hectares of agriculture land with standing crops have been submerged by the floods with the worst hit being Lakhimpur district, the report said.

Eight relief camps have been set up with seven of them being in Sonitpur district and one in Karimganj giving succour to a total of over 11,700 flood displaced people.

In river island Majuli district, erosion had damaged an embankment at Sesuguri area and roads damaged at several places there, while a ring embankment was damaged at Ajaguri.

River Dhansiri at Numaligarh in Golaghat district and Katakhal river at Matazuri in Hailakandi district were flowing above the danger level, it added.


Published Date: Jun 26, 2017 08:42 pm | Updated Date: Jun 30, 2017 05:46 pm


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