Flood Swallows Uzan Bazar

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Guwahati is on the verge of getting inundated by flood waters that have already submerged several areas in the metropolitan district. 

The overflowing water of the Brahmaputra river has finally touched the city through Uzan Bazar and once the river water completely swallows Fancy Bazar and its adjacent areas, the situation will become extremely critical.

Flood precautionary measures by city people (in photos)

Along with the other places of the state which reels under flood, flood situation in Guwahati also continues to deteriorate as the water level is rising at a speed of 2-3 cm per hour.

The Brahmaputra River that flows through the vital city of the northeastern state crossed danger mark on Monday.

According to a report of news agency ANI, water is flowing 1.5 cm above danger level and it is increasing 2-3 cm per hour and that the rising water level can be a danger for the city.

However, the areas of Fancy Bazaar, Uzanbazaar, Pandu and other areas are submerged into water due to the increasing level of water in the Brahmaputra.

So far, 11 people have died in the flood which affected nearly 26.5lakh people and 31 of the 33 districts in the state have been affected by flood which is worsening with every passing hour.

Moreover, 95 percent of Kaziranga National Park has been submerged under water affecting many animals.

According to reports, Barpeta is the worst-hit district with 7.35 lakh people facing the flood fury followed by Morigaon as 3.50 lakh people have been affected by flood. In Dhubri, 3.38 lakh people are hit by flood, according to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority.

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