Assam floods: Six lakh people affected in 10 districts

The death toll in floods and storm since May 28 is at 15, the officials said.
The flood situation in Assam worsened drastically on Monday, with six more people losing their lives in the deluge.
The flood situation in Assam worsened drastically on Monday, with six more people losing their lives in the deluge. Photo | PTI

GUWAHATI: The flood situation in Assam remained unchanged with more than six lakh people in 10 districts reeling under waters, officials said on Sunday.

Heavy rains in different parts of the state led to the swelling of river water level, forcing affected people in many areas to evacuate to safety, they said.

Kopili, Barak and Kushiyara rivers were flowing over the danger level.

Altogether 6,01,642 people in Hailakandi Hojai, Morigaon, Karimganj, Nagaon, Cachar, Dibrugarh, Golaghat, Karbi Anglong West and Dima Hasao districts remained affected due to the floods.

The death toll in floods and storm since May 28 is at 15, the officials said.

Nagaon remained the worst-hit district with over 2.79 affected population, followed by Hojai (1,26,813 affected population) and Cachar (1,12,265).

More than 40,000 displaced people were taking shelter in relief camps across various districts.

Rescue and relief operations were being carried out by multiple agencies, including NDRF, SDRF, local administration and people.

Road and rail communication in several parts of the state remained disrupted, officials said.

In view of damage to track between New Haflong's Chandranathpur section and water logging at Silchar station of Lumding division, at least 10 trains scheduled for commencing journey from Saturday to Monday were cancelled, a Northeast Frontier Railway spokesperson said.

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