According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 97,000 people of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Dibrugarh, Barpeta and Chirang district have been affected due to the current floods
Guwahati: The Assam flood situation worsened after flood waters have submerged 264 villages in six districts of the state, affecting over 97,000 people.
Water levels of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries were flowing above the danger level marks at many places in the state following incessant rains in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 97,000 people of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Dibrugarh, Barpeta and Chirang district have been affected due to the current floods.
Over 47,000 people have been affected alone in Dhemaji district while 34,000 people were affected in Lakhimpur district.
A major portion of a railway bridge in Dhemaji district was washed away by surging waters of river Jiadhal.
The overflowing waters of river Lali had breached a dyke at No – 1 Tari Majgaon area and submerged several villages.
On the other hand, two people died in the current wave floods in Dhemaji district in past 72 hours.
According to the ASDMA reports, 52 people died due to floods and landslides in the state this year so far.
Water levels of the Brahmaputra were flowing above danger level marks in Neamatighat in Jorhat district, Tezpur in Sonitpur district.
In Guwahati, the water level of the Brahmaputra has increased by 48 cm in the last 48 hours.
According to the Central Water Commission (CWC), the water level of the Brahmaputra has been increasing by one cm per hour.
Sadiqul Hoque, a CWC employee of Guwahati said that the water level of the Brahmaputra has gradually increased and was rising by 1 cm per hour at the DC Court in Guwahati.
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Last Updated Sep 19, 2018, 9:26 AM IST