Floods cause havoc in Assam, displace nearly one lakh people in state

Guwahati: Almost one lakh people have been affected across six districts in the first wave of floods in Assam.

According to an official release by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), nearly one lakh people were suffering in Jorhat, Sivasagar, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Cachar and Charaideo districts.

File image. Getty images

File image. Getty images

Authorities have opened 40 relief camps in Sivasagar, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh and Charaideo where 7,412 inmates were taking shelter.

So far nearly 5,000 hectares of crop area have been inundated by flood water, the release said.

Currently, Burhidihing and Desang Naglamuraga rivers were flowing above the danger mark in Sivasagar, it said.

Army, NDRF and SDRF teams have been deployed for search and rescue operations in flood affected areas of Charaideo district.

Relief materials have been distributed to flood affected people in Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Charaideo.

Meanwhile, train services over Lumding–Silchar hill section, which resumed yesterday evening with the movement of goods train, had to be controlled again today due to further landslides at four places between Lumding and Badarpur.

Accordingly train services in the section have been regulated till completion of restoration work, NF Railway officials said.

Weather condition continued to remain very inclement in affected areas as road communication remained disrupted to the Barak Valley.

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Updated Date: Apr 25, 2016 19:52:23 IST

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