Assam: Over one lakh people affected in first wave of flood

  • By TOI
  • | Wednesday | 13th June, 2018

GUWAHATI: Nearly 1.50 lakhs people have been affected by the first wave of flood that hit Assam on Wednesday, with six districts currently reeling under the deluge since monsoon hit the state early this month.The affected districts are Golaghat Karbi Anglong West , Biswanath, Karimganj and Hailakandi. This time we also have set up several artificial highlands where animals can take shelter during high flood,” Suklavaidya said. Most of the rivers including the Difolu flow through Kaziranga before joining Brahmaputra on the northern side of park. Also five persons were rescued from landslides at Nomjang and Topo Disa in Dima Hasao district. A portion of national highway 54 (Silchar-Haflong) was damaged at Boro Muolkoi in Dima Hasao.Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) officials said 1,127.72 hectare of croplands in six districts went under water.


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