Once again flood in Assam has created a disaster and almost 75 % of the state has been engulfed by floods which have affected 20 districts in the state out of the total 27. The disaster has so far claimed 42 lives and affected 18 lakh people. During the day in the flood, loss of six lives was reported that has affected 18 lakh people in almost 1,880 rural areas and submerged over 1.1 lakh hectares of crop land of the state.
At Sipajhar in Darrang district one person was killed, according to Assam State Disaster Management Authority and one at Barkhetri in Nalbari district, two persons at Laharighat and Mayong in Morigaon district and another two at Lakhipur in Goalpara. Including this, the current wave of flood has claimed lives of 42 persons so far taking the total toll in this year’s two waves to 47 in the state.
Assam Floods: More than 40 dead, over 18 lakh people affected
According to ASDMA, more than18 lakh persons are affected across Kokrajhar, Dhemaji, Sonitpur, Bongaigaon, Morigaon, Barpeta, Lakhimpur, Cachar, Tinsukia, Jorhat, Nalbari, Darrang, Dibrugarh, Kamrup, Golaghat, Sivasagar, Dhubri, Nagaon, Goalpara and Kamrup Metropolitan districts. Dhubri district, the worst hit is where nearly 4.5 lakh people have been affected due to the disaster, which is followed by Morigaon with more than 2.6 lakh people.
Rescuers are running 308 relief camps in Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Cachar, Barpeta, Tinsukia, Dhemaji, Nalbari, Sonitpur, Morigaon, Dibrugarh, Golaghat, Nagaon, Goalpara, Kamrup and Dhubri sheltering nearly 1.4 lakh people. River Brahmaputra is flowing above its danger level in Goalpara, Jorhat and Dhubri districts.
Another river called Burhidehing is flowing above danger level at Dhansiri at Numaligarh in Golaghat, Khowang in Dibrugarh, Kopili at Kampur in Nagaon, Jia Bharali at NT Road crossing in Sonitpur and Kushiyara river is flowing above the red mark at Karimganj town.