Assam floods: Over one lakh people affected in eight districts; water flowing above danger mark in five rivers

The flood situation in Assam on Tuesday remained unchanged with more than one lakh people affected in eight districts where five rivers are flowing above the danger level.

PTI June 27, 2017 20:03:31 IST
Assam floods: Over one lakh people affected in eight districts; water flowing above danger mark in five rivers

Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam on Tuesday remained unchanged with more than one lakh people affected in eight districts where five rivers are flowing above the danger level.

Assam floods Over one lakh people affected in eight districts water flowing above danger mark in five rivers

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According to an Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) report the flood-hit districts are Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Karimganj, Karbi Anglong, Hojai, Golaghat, Sivasagar and Sonitpur overrunning 150 villages in nine revenue circles.

Due to heavy rains water logging has been reported from Jayanagar, Sixth mile and VIP Road of Dispur in Kamrup Metro district, the report said.

Altogether 1,380-hectare crop land has been submerged by the deluge with the worst hit being Lakhimpur district, the report said.

River Dhansiri at Numaligarh in Golaghat district, Jia Bharali in Sonitpur district, Barak in Cachar district, Badarpurghat and Kushiara in Karimganj district and Katakhal in Hailakandi district were flowing above the danger level, it added.

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.

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