Assam flood: Situation improves as water level recede from Nagaon district

As per the ASDMA report issued today, Lakhimpur is the worst flood-hit district with over 21,200 people affected, followed by Dhemaji with 2,500 and 921 in Biswanath district.

Published: 10th July 2018 02:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th July 2018 02:06 AM   |  A+A-

A passenger boat ferries across people while dark clouds hover over river Brahmaputra in Guwahati on Monday July 09 2018. | PTI

By PTI

GUWAHATI: The overall flood situation in Assam improved today as flood waters have receded from Nagaon district and now only three districts are affected by the deluge, according to Assam State Disaster Management Authority.

As per the ASDMA report issued today, Lakhimpur is the worst flood-hit district with over 21,200 people affected, followed by Dhemaji with 2,500 and 921 in Biswanath district.

Yesterday, 24,000 people were affected by the flood in four districts - Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath and Nagaon.

With no fresh report of any death, the total number of persons losing their lives in the first wave of flood this year across the state stands at 33, including three in landslides.

At least 30 villages and 858 hectares of agricultural fields with standing crops are under water and 959 hectares are submerged by the flood waters, ASDMA said.

Dhemaji and Lakhimpur district authorities are running three relief camps and distribution centres where 1,975 people are taking shelter.

The Brahmaputra river at Nemstighat in Jorhat and Dhubri, Dikhow river in Dibrugarh and Dhansiri in Nemstighat are flowing above the danger mark, the ASDMA added.

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