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25000 people affected in first wave of flood in Assam, three killed in landslides in Dima Hasao Assam Floods

25000 people affected in first wave of flood in Assam, three killed in landslides in Dima Hasao

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 16 May 2022, 09:07 am

Guwahati: As many as 25000 people in six districts of Assam have been affected in the first wave of flood in the state this year.

Following incessant rains in Assam and neighbouring states of Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh in past couple of days, the water level of several river are gradually increasing and the water level of Kopili river is flowing above danger level mark.

According to the flood reports of Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), till Saturday (May 14), a total of 24681 people of 94 villages in six districts – Cachar, Dhemaji, Hojai, Karbi Anglong West, Nagaon and Kamrup (Metro) have been affected in the first spell of flood.

The flood waters have also submerged 1732.72 hectares of crop land in the flood hit districts.

More than 21000 people have been affected alone in Cachar district.

Army, para-military forces, SDRF, Fire & Emergency Services on Saturday had rescued 2150 people from flood hit areas of Cachar district.

Due to incessant rain, embankment at Goroimari area in Hojai district was partially damaged and embankment in Kopili river at Saibuk Gaon in Nagaon district breached.

Several roads, bridges, irrigation canals were damaged in Hojai, Lakhimpur, Nagaon districts.

On the other hand, three people including a woman died in landslide incidents at Haflong area in Dima Hasao district on Saturday.

The hill district has witnessed several landslide incidents following torrential rains.

In view of water logging and landslides due to heavy rain, at Km 113/4-5 between Jatinga Lumpur and New Harangajao, at Km 131/1-2 between Bandarkhal and Ditokcherra sections and several other locations in Lmding-Badarpur hill section in Dima Hasao district under Lumding division, the Northeast Frontier Railway has cancelled several trains, partially cancelled, short terminated few other trains.

Indian Air Force on Sunday had airlifted several stranded passengers from Dima Hasao to Silchar.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)

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