Assam Floods: Over 8 lakhs affected in 21 districts


Three people have lost their lives within in last 24 hours due to flood and landslide in Golaghat and Dima Hasao districts, informed Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA). A total of 8,69,024 number people in 1,556 villages under 21 districts of Assam are currently affected by the flood.

The flood affected districts are: Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darrang, Baksa, Barpeta, Nalbari, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Goalpara, Morigaon, Hojai, Nagaon, Golaghat, Majuli, Jorhat, Sibsagar, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia.

The ASDMA informed that River Brahmaputra is flowing above danger level in Jorhat, Sonitpur, Kamrup, Goalpara and Dhubri districts. Similarly, Burhidihing river in Dibrugarh, Desang in Sivasagar, Dhansiri in Golaghat, Jia Bharali in Sonitpur, Kopili in Nagaon, Puthimari in Kamrup, Beki River in Barpeta, Katakhal in Hailakandi and Kushiyara in Karimganj districts are flowing above danger levels.

7,643 people are currently taking shelters in 68 relief camps in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Baksa, Nalbari, Chirang, Kokrajhar, Golaghat, Majuli, Jorhat, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts.

Meanwhile, in view of the current flood situation in the Kaziranga National Park (KNP), the district administration promulgated Section 144 over NH-37.

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