Flood situation turns grim in Assam

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The flood situation in Assam on Sunday turned grim with the water level of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries rising in several districts following incessant rainfall in the various parts of the State. Vast tracts of land in Nalbari and Baksa districts have been freshly inundated.

As per reports, the affected districts are Dhemaji, Nalbari, Baksa, Barpeta, Jorhat and Dibrugarh where over 10,000 people have been affected.

Vast areas of human habitation and crop land have been inundated by the rising water of the Brahmaputra which was flowing above danger level at Pagladia in Nalbari district. Flood waters of Pagladia river have breached its embankment at Tihu in Nalbari district inundating vast tracts of land and villages. Panic has gripped the area where there are about 10 villages with the villagers not knowing where to go.

Also incessant rains over the past couple of days in Bhutan have triggered floods in Assam’s Baksa district, where around 15 villages have been inundated by the rising water.

Meanwhile, relief and rehabilitation are being provided to the victims and relief camps have also been set up in the affected districts.

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