Assam floods: Over one lakh affected, situation remains critical in four districts of state

Flood situation in Assam remain critical in four district with 38,000 people still affected in the deluge, even as some areas showed signs of improvement.

PTI June 22, 2017 10:09:08 IST
Assam floods: Over one lakh affected, situation remains critical in four districts of state

Guwahati: Flood situation in Assam remain critical in four district with 38,000 people still affected in the deluge, even as some areas showed signs of improvement.

Assam floods Over one lakh affected situation remains critical in four districts of state

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According to a report by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 1,01,809 people are reeling under flood waters in Lakhimpur and Karimganj districts.

The ASDMA said 100 villages are under water, while 783 hectares of crop land have been damaged.

Authorities are running 16 relief camps and distribution points, where hundreds of people are taking shelter at this moment.

River Dhansiri at Numaligarh in Golaghat district and Jia Bharali at N T Road Crossing in Sonitpur district were flowing above danger level, while 3,369 hectare of farmland with standing crops was inundated in four districts except Udalguri and Nalbari, the report said.

The infrastructure damage includes breach of an agricultural embankment and a PWD road in Lakhimpur district, an embankment in Sonitpur district along with severe erosion in Morigaon district.

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