Guwahati: Over 33,000 people of three districts of Assam are affected by fresh wave of flood.
The water levels of many rivers are rising following incessant rain in parts of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh in past couple of days and flood waters submerged 46 villages in Dhemaji, Dibrugarh and Lakhimpur district.
According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), the water level of Brahmaputra river is flowing above danger level mark at Neamatighat in Jorhat.
15084 people have been affected alone in Dhemaji district while 14895 people affected in Lakhimpur and 3857 in Dibrugarh district.
According to the ASDMA flood report, 22 villages of Dhemaji district, 23 of Lakhimpur district and 1 village in Dibrugarh district have affected in the current wave of flood.
The flood waters have submerged 1300 hectares of cropland in three districts.
The Dhemaji district administration has set up six relief distribution centres in flood hit areas.
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)