Assam floods: 1.5 lakh people affected

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 14:52

Guwahati: Around 1.50 lakh people have been hit by floods in seven districts in Assam where the water level of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries have risen following incessant rainfall in the catchment areas.

People have been affected in 132 villages under 12 revenue circles in Baksa, Barpeta, Dhemaji, Kamrup, Nalbari, Sibsagar and Sonitpur districts in the third wave of floods, official sources said on Wednesday.

There has been no loss of human lives so far, they said.

The administration in the affected districts have set up 15 relief camps where over 30,000 people have taken shelter.

In the worst-ever flood during the last decade, 126 people lost their lives during the first and second wave of floods while more than 600 animals perished in the Kaziranga National Park.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 14:52

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