Flood situation in Assam decline; 7 dead, over 650,000 displaced


Flood situation in Assam declineGuwahati: At least Seven persons have died and over 650,000 peoples are laid low with floods in Assam. Things have declined thanks to incessant rains across the state.

Assam state disaster management authority (ASDMA) same in its flood report that 2 persons submerged on National Highway-31 in Dhubri district. Two other died in Kokrajhar within the last 24 hours, it added.

With this, the toll during this year’s get Assam has gone up to 12 – four in Kokrajhar, two every in Lakhimpur and Dhubri, and one every in Bongaigaon, Baksa, Sonitpur and Chirang.

ASDMA same over 6.55 lac persons are affected in 1,417 villages across Dhemaji, Kokrajhar, Chirang, Lakhimpur, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Bongaigaon, Sivasagar, Sonitpur, Barpeta, Jorhat, Goalpara, Morigaon, Dhubri, Kamrup, Golaghat and Darrang districts.

Till Sabbatum, over 576,000 persons in 19 districts were reeling below flood waters.

The whip hit is Bongaigaon district wherever over 168,000 persons were affected, followed by Kokrajhar with quite 164,000 persons bearing the forcefulness, ASDMA said.

Kamrup Metropolitan district administration has suspended all ferry services in Guwahati thanks to rising water level of Brahmaputra that has already crossed the danger mark.

More than 57,500 hectares of crop areas also are below water.

The flood waters have broken a minimum of 54 roads in Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Goalpara, Dhubri, Golaghat, Dibrugarh and Bongaigaon, whereas 5 bridges were broken in Barpeta and Dibrugarh.

Chief minister Tarun Gogoi reviewed the flood state of affairs with water resources minister Basanta Das and senior officers at the chief minister’s secretariat.

Gogoi directed the revenue and disaster management department to require all potential steps to ready relief and rescue operations and asked it to supply food, medicine, drink to person housed in relief camps.

Kokrajhar district is one among the whip hit, wherever 84 relief camps are found out, officers said.