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Flood situation in Assam worsens; 10 lakh people affected in 19 districts

12 August 2017, 10:30 | Darnell Patrick

Flood situation in Assam worsens; 10 lakh people affected in 19 districts

Flood situation in Assam worsens; 10 lakh people affected in 19 districts

The flood situation in Assam worsened drastically today and claimed five lives while affecting almost 11 lakh people across 19 districts. The fresh wave of floods has submerged upper and lower Assam, affecting almost 10 lakh people. The authorities opened 268 relief camps in 14 districts where 63,797 displaced people were lodged.

Other rivers like Burhidehing at Khowang in Dibrugarh, Subansiri at Badatighat in Lakhimpur, Dhansiri at Numaligarh in Golaghat, Jia Bharali at NT Road Crossing in Sonitpur, Puthimari at NH Road Crossing in Kamrup, Beki at Road Bridge in Barpeta, Gaurang at Kokrajhar town and Sankosh at Golokganj in Dhubri are also flowing above danger marks, it added. From June to July, a total of 84 people lost their lives due to floods. Around 1 lakh hectares of cropland has also been submerged. The reason behind the rise in the water-level in the Brahmaputra and its tributaries is due to the heavy rains in catchment areas of neighbouring hilly states.

The rescue teams of NDRF and SDRF had evacuated 2615 persons in flood-hit Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Morigaon, Majuli, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts. A portion of National Highway 415, which connects state capital Itanagar with Assam, eroded near Karsingsa on Friday.

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Official sources said incessant rains in different parts of the state as well as bordering Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya have led to rising water levels in all rivers across the state.

Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS) predicts large scale flooding for the whole Brahmaputra river basin and also for parts of the Ganges river basin until 19 August. The worst-affected area being the South Garo Hills, particularly Baghmara town, where over 100 families have moved from their houses to safer grounds.

The flood victims in Upper Assam's Tinsukia district accused that flood was caused after NEEPCO released water from its dam in neighbouring state of Arunachal Pradesh. Nearly all trains are running late in North Bengal due to continuous rainfall.



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