Assam flood: three districts stay submerged

Guwahati, August 12

Dhemaji, Baksa and Morigaon districts of Assam continued to stay submerged on Wednesday, at the same time as floodwaters receded from most elements of the state, based on an official bulletin.

At current, 14,205 individuals are struggling because of the deluge in these three districts whereas 7,009 hectares cropland is affected, based on the day by day flood bulletin of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).

Dhemaji is the worst-hit district with 12,908 folks affected, adopted by Baksa the place 1,000 individuals are struggling, and Morigaon with 297 folks hit by the calamity.

On Tuesday, 13,800 individuals had been reported to be affected throughout the three districts.

The complete variety of folks shedding their lives on this 12 months’s flood and landslide stands at 136 throughout the state. Of them, 110 individuals had been killed in flood-related incidents and 26 died in landslides.

Altogether 81 villages are beneath water and most of them are within the Dhemaji district, the ASDMA stated.

The mighty Brahmaputra is flowing above the hazard mark at Neamatighat in Jorhat district, whereas its tributary Jia Bharali is flowing above the crimson mark at NT Road Crossing in Sonitpur.

Embankments, roads, bridges, culverts and different infrastructure had been broken in Bongaigaon and Baksa districts, the bulletin stated.

One of the ten forest camps is submerged in rhino habitat Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Morigaon district, it added. PTI

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