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Assam floods: Nearly 1 lakh people affected in 6 districts

News Agencies | Updated on: 26 April 2016, 14:45 IST

As torrential rains hit the state of Assam with several tributaries of the Brahmaputra flowing above the dangerous levels, almost one lakh people in six districts have been left homeless.

According to an official release by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), nearly one lakh people have been suffering in Jorhat, Sivasagar, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Cachar and Charaideo districts.

Authorities have opened 40 relief camps in Sivasagar, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh and Charaideo where 7,412 inmates are currently taking shelter. Relief materials have been distributed to flood affected people in these areas.

So far, nearly 5,000 hectares of crop area have been inundated by flood water, the release said.

Currently, Burhidihing and Desang Naglamuraga rivers were flowing above the danger mark in Sivasagar, it said.

Army, NDRF and SDRF teams have been deployed for search and rescue operations in flood-affected areas of Charaideo district.

Meanwhile, train services over Lumding Silchar hill section, which resumed on 25 April, had to be controlled again on 26 April due to further landslides at four places between Lumding and Badarpur. Train services in the area have been regulated till completion of restoration work, NF Railway officials said.

Weather condition continued to remain very inclement in affected areas as road communication remained disrupted to the Barak Valley.


First published: 26 April 2016, 14:45 IST