MY KOLKATA EDUGRAPH
ADVERTISEMENT
regular-article-logo Saturday, 15 June 2024

Flood emergency in Assam: Death toll reaches 12, over 75,000 lives disrupted

Rising waters pose threats across Assam as four major rivers breach danger levels and embankments suffer erosion

PTI Guwahati Published 13.08.23, 08:19 PM
Flood-affected people use a banana raft to shift to safe place, in Bajali district of Assam

Flood-affected people use a banana raft to shift to safe place, in Bajali district of Assam File Photo

The flood situation in Assam deteriorated on Sunday affecting more than 75,000 people, an official bulletin said.

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) report said the floods claimed a life in Sivasagar district. With this, the death toll in this year's deluge has reached 12, an official said.

ADVERTISEMENT

At least four major rivers were flowing above the danger level in the state, officials said, adding the Brahmaputra has breached the red mark in Dhubri and Nematighat, while the Disang was flowing above the danger level in Nanglamuraghat and Dikhou in Sivasagar.

Eight districts are currently reeling under floods, affecting 75,209 people, they said.

Dhemaji is the worst hit with 46,754 people affected, followed by Sivasagar (22,650).

Altogether 1,515 affected people are staying in nine relief camps, officials said and added 52 relief distribution centres are functional.

Embankments in four places in Sivasagar district have been affected, they said.

Erosion has been reported from Kamrup, Kokrajhar and Nalbari districts, officials added.

Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Telegraph Online staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.

Follow us on:
ADVERTISEMENT