Assam flood situation improves marginally

The total number of persons losing their lives in flood-related incidents has gone up to 25, including seven in Guwahati.

Published: 09th July 2017 12:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th July 2017 12:08 AM   |  A+A-

A view of the flooded Katoguri village in Morigaon district of Assam (File photo by PTI)


GUWAHATI: The flood situation in Assam improved slightly today, even as one person died due to flood-induced electrocution.

Around 3.83 lakh people are bearing the brunt of the floods in 16 districts of the state.

According to a report by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), a 21-year girl got electrocuted in Lakhimpur district.

With this, the total number of persons losing their lives in flood-related incidents has gone up to 25, including seven in Guwahati.

The ASDMA said more than 3.83 lakh people are affected in Lakhimpur, Bongaigaon, Jorhat, Golaghat, Cachar, Dhemaji, Biswanath, Karimganj, Sonitpur, Majuli, Barpeta, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sivasagar, Morigaon and Chirang districts.

Till yesterday, 4.26 lakh people were affected in the latest wave of floods across 17 districts in the state.

The ASDMA said 932 villages are under water at present and nearly 30,000 hectares of crop area has been damaged.

Over 1.4 lakh people have been hit by the deluge in Karimganj, while 80,000 have been affected in Lakhimpur.

The authorities are running 188 relief camps and distribution centres in 10 districts, where 16,705 persons have taken shelter.

Many roads, embankments and bridges have been damaged by the swirling flood waters in various districts.

The Brahmaputra river is flowing above the danger mark at Nimatighat in Jorhat, Tezpur in Sonitpur, Goalpara and Dhubri towns.

Other rivers like Dhansiri at Numaligarh in Golaghat, Jia Bharali at NT Road Crossing in Sonitpur and Kushiyara at Karimganj town in Karimganj are flowing above the danger mark.


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