Assam Flood Situation Worsens, Rivers Rising


Guwahati: Army has been roped in by the government of Assam to tackle the worsening flood situation in Assam. The devastating flood has so far claimed three lives and affected at least three lakh people.

A defence ministry spokesman said two columns of the army have been deployed for the relief operations in Kokrajhar and Chirang districts.
Several rivers in the state have crossed the danger mark.

At least 620 villages in 13 districts of the state are flood affected, and around 85,000 people are taking shelter in temporary relief camps.  People sought shelter in relief camps set by the government after several embankments in the district got inundated.

The Northeast Frontier Railways suspended train services in lower Assam after flood water inundated a stretch of the track at Bijni in Chirang district.