Flood Situation Worsens In Assam, 21 Dead


Guwahati: Flood situation in Assam worsened today with five more deaths taking the toll to 21 in the current deluge while nearly 18 lakh people reeled under the impact.

Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) Joint Secretary Nandita Hazarika told PTI that reports of five deaths in the floods poured in today, taking the toll in the current calamity to 21 so far.

Giving the break-up the ASDMA said, in Barpeta district, three persons have lost their lives at Barpeta town, Sarupeta and Barnagar. Ms Hazarika said one person died at Gogamukh in Dhemaji due to rising water while one more person perished at Dotma in Kokrajhar district of Lower Assam.

She said with the five deaths, the number of deaths has now escalated to 21. In the current wave of flood, nearly 18 lakh people are suffering across 3,374 villages in 22 districts, the officer said.

The affected districts are Lakhimpur Golaghat, Jorhat, Bongaigaon, Dhemaji, Barpeta, Goalpara, Dhubri, Darrang, Morigaon, Sonitpur, Nalbari, Sivasagar, Kokrajhar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Biswanath, Kamrup Metropolitan, Chirang, Nagaon, Kamrup and South Kamrup.

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