80 % of Assam under water affecting 18 lakh people – Movie Mint

80 % of Assam under water affecting 18 lakh people

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According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority ( ASDMA ), 80 % of Assam has been immersed by floods. Out of the 27 districts, 20 were effected, 42 people lost their lives and 18 lakh people were affected. 1.1 lakh hectares of crop land has been submerged and destroyed under the flood waters. 6 people lost their lives during the day in floods affecting 18 lakh people in as many as 1,880 villages. As per the reports from ASDMA, one person was killed at Sipajhar in Darrang district, one at Barkhetri in Nalbari district, two persons at Mayong and Laharighat in Morigaon district and another two at Lakhipur in Goalpara.

Considering in depth information provided by ASDMA, almost 18 lakh persons are affected across Dhemaji, Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Sonitpur, Barpeta, Morigaon, Cachar, Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Tinsukia, Darrang, Nalbari, Kamrup, Dibrugarh, Sivasagar, Golaghat, Nagaon, Dhubri, Kamrup Metropolitan and Goalpara districts.  Dhubri district was the worst hit district where nearly 4.5 lakh people have been affected due to floods, followed by Morigaon with more than 2.6 lakh people. 308 relief camps are being run by the authorities in  Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Barpeta, Cachar, Dhemaji, Tinsukia, Sonitpur, Nalbari, Dibrugarh, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Kamrup, Goalpara and Dhubri giving shelter to almost 1.4 lakh people.

What is even more disturbing is that all the three major rivers in Assam namely Brahmaputra, Burhidehing and Kushiyara are flowing above the danger levels in their respective districts as per the reports of ASDMA.

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