Floods across 6 Assam districts, nearly 1 lakh people affected

Nearly one lakh people were suffering in Jorhat, Sivasagar, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Cachar and Charaideo districts of Assam.

Floods across 6 Assam districts, nearly 1 lakh people affected
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Guwahati: At a time when most parts of the country are reeling under heat wave and drought, first wave of floods have sent Assam haywire.

Almost one lakh people have been affected across six districts.

As per an official release by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), nearly one lakh people were suffering in Jorhat, Sivasagar, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Cachar and Charaideo districts.


Authorities have opened 40 relief camps in Sivasagar, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh and Charaideo where 7,412 inmates were taking shelter.

So far nearly 5,000 hectares of crop area have been inundated by flood water, the release said.

Currently, Burhidihing and Desang Naglamuraga rivers were flowing above the danger mark in Sivasagar, it said.

Army, NDRF and SDRF teams have been deployed for search and rescue operations in flood affected areas of Charaideo district.

Relief materials have been distributed to flood affected people in Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Charaideo.

Meanwhile, train services over Lumding-Silchar hill section, which resumed on Sunday evening with the movement of goods train, had to be controlled again on Monday due to further landslides at four places between Lumding and Badarpur.

Accordingly, train services in the section have been regulated till completion of restoration work, NF Railway officials said.

Weather condition continued to remain very inclement in affected areas as road communication remained disrupted to the Barak Valley.

(With PTI inputs)

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