Fresh wave of floods hits Assam

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Another wave of flood has hit Assam, inundating four districts affecting over 12,000 people while the Brahmaputra and its tributaries are flowing above the danger level, an official report said on Sunday.

Atotal of 676 hectares of farm land in Dhemaji, Biswanath, Golaghat and Sivasagar districts has also been submerged in the third wave of flood this season, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) report said.

No death was reported during the fresh wave of floods, though the previous two waves together claimed 50 lives.

The deluge affected 12,428 people in 48 villages of these four districts. According to a Central Water Commission report on Sunday, the Brahmaputra was flowing above danger level at Nimatighat in Jorhat, Dhansiri at Numaligarh in Golaghat and Jia Bharali in Sonitpur district

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