Assam: Fresh floods hit five districts; nearly 66,000 people affected

Guwahati: Five districts in Assam are reeling under the impact of the fresh fourth wave of floods following heavy rainfall from the past few days and nearly 66,000 people have been affected, an ASDMA report has said.

File image of floods in Assam. Reuters

File image of floods in Assam. Reuters

According to the report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), the affected districts are Goalpara, South Salmara, Dhemaji, Lakhimpur and Karbi Anglong where several villages have been inundated.

It said 65,853 people have been affected in 72 villages under seven revenue circles of these five affected districts.

Altogether, 15,039 people have taken shelter in 38 relief camps set up by the administration and 719.40 hectare of cropland has been affected by the current wave of floods.

The last wave of the devastating floods had claimed 76 lives across the state, taking this years flood death toll to 160.

Updated Date: Oct 03, 2017 09:52 AM

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