Assam: Flood situation deteriorates

Assam: Flood situation deterioratesUpdated on : 06-07-2017 09:05 AM
In Assam, the flood situation remains critical as new areas are submerged due to which nearly four lakh people have been affected across 13 districts of the state.

Several rivers including the Brahmaputra are flowing above danger level. Road communication has been affected at flood hit districts.

State Disaster Response Force has been deployed in relief and rescue measures at Karimganj district, which remains the worst-hit district. Over 41,000 people are taking shelter at relief camps being operated by district administrations.

The deluge-hit districts include Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Golaghat, Sivasagar, Cachar, Dhemaji, Biswanath, Karimganj, Sonitpur, Hojai, Majuli, Barpeta, Chirang, Nagaon and Nalbari.

Other rivers in spate and flowing above danger mark are Dikhow at Sivasagar town in Sivasagar district, Dhansiri at Numaligarh in Golaghat district, Jia Bharali at NT Road Crossing in Sonitpur district, Beki at Road Bridge in Barpeta district and Kushiyara at Karimganj town in Karimganj district, it said.

A report said over 20,000 hectares of crop land has been damaged and nearly 900 villages are under flood waters.

The flood waters have also damaged infrastructures such as roads, embankments and bridges in Barpeta, Biswanath, Golaghat, Cachar, Karimganj, Morigaon, Baksa and Nalbari districts, the ASDMA report said.

(IK)

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