3 Assam districts nonetheless flood-hit; 11,900 individuals affected

Guwahati, August 17

Three districts of Assam—Dhemaji, Lakhimpur and Baksa—are nonetheless inundated and 11,900 individuals are reeling below the affect of the flood on Monday, an official bulletin stated right here.

Lakhimpur is the worst-hit with 9,500 individuals affected by the deluge, whereas the variety of victims in Dhemaji and Baksa is 2,100 and 300 respectively, Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) stated within the bulletin.

The complete variety of individuals dropping their lives on this 12 months’s flood and landslide stands at 138 throughout the state.

While 112 individuals died in flood-related incidents, 26 had been killed in landslides.

At current, 28 villages and 1,535 hectare of crop areas are below water within the three flood-hit districts, ASDMA stated.

More than 11,800 individuals of 31 districts in these three districts had been affected by the deluge on Sunday.

ASDMA stated that the authorities are working three reduction camps and distribution centres in two districts, the place 136 individuals are presently lodged.

The Brahmaputra river is flowing above the hazard stage at Dhubri city, Nimatighat in Jorhat and Tezpur in Sonitpur districts, whereas its tributaries Dikhour, Dhansiri and Jia Bharali are flowing above the hazard mark at numerous different locations.

Embankments had been broken in Nagaon district, whereas erosion was witnessed in Sonitpur district, ASDMA stated. PTI


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