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Woman killed in landslide, flood situation grim in Assam

Guwahati: A woman died in the city on Wednesday in a landslide triggered by heavy rains which caused the flood situation in the state to remain grim.

 Woman killed in landslide, flood situation grim in Assam

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Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said the landslide occurred at Indrapur in Kharguli area of the
city and also damaged her house.

ASDMA said flood alerts were sounded under the Flood Early Warning System (FLEWS) for Barpeta and Jorhat districts.

The flood alerts were for rivers Manas, Noakhanda, Mora Chawlkhowa, Beki and sub tributaries rising in Barpeta district's Baghbor, Kalgachia, Barpeta, Sarthebari revenue circles, ASDMA said.

An alert was also sounded for Brahmaputra river in Majuli revenue circle in Jorhat district for the next two days.

A total 1.41 lakh people have been hit in the current wave of floods in 213 villages in Lakhimpur, Golaghat,
Morigaon, Jorhat, Dhemaji and Sivasagar districts and helicopters and boats continued to rescue and evacuate
marooned people, ASDMA said.

Brahmaputra was flowing above the danger mark at Nematighat in Jorhat and Dhubri, Dhansiri at Numaligarh in
Golaghat, Burhidehing at Khowang in Dibrugarh, Jia Bhorali at NT Road Crossing in Sonitpur district and Beki at Road Bridge in Barpeta district, it said.

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Updated Date: Jul 20, 2016 20:43:36 IST