Over 80,000 hit by Assam floods, one dead

| Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 22:03
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Assam floods

Over 80,000 hit by Assam floods, one dead

Guwahati: Over 80,000 people in 10 districts of Assam were reeling under floods, while one person died in Lakhimpur district, where surging waters have flooded over 27 villages, the authorities said on Tuesday.

A flood bulletin issued by the state government on Tuesday said 81,026 people were affected in Barpeta, Sonitpur, Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Tinsukia, Darrang, Nalbari, Goalpara, Jorhat and Kamrup (Metro) districts.

A total of 192 villages have been submerged in the floods, and over 3,766 hectares of crop land have been damaged.

Tinsukia district has opened three relief camps housing close to 200 people.

Floods have also wrecked havoc in the Majuli river Island in Jorhat district.

Embankment breaches have been reported in Sonitpur, Barpeta and Dhemaji districts.

As per the Central Water Commission (CWC), the Brahmaputra river was flowing above the danger level at Nematighat in Jorhat district.

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