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Assam floods: Over one lakh people affected in eight districts

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.

By: PTI | Guwahati |
Updated: June 28, 2017 4:56:02 am
assam floods, assam flood deaths, guwahati deaths, floods in Assam, people affected by floods in Assam, Assam State Disaster Management Authority, indian express news Guwahati: People make their way through a flooded street after heavy rainfall in Guwahati, Assam on Tuesday. (source PTI)

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. 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, Sixthmile and VIP Road of Dispur in Kamrup Metro district, the report said. Altogether 1380 hectare crop land have 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.

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First published on: 27-06-2017 at 08:57:38 pm
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