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Assam Flood: 2 dead, over 1500 villages submerged, nearly 5 lakh people affected Assam
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Assam Flood: 2 dead, over 1500 villages submerged, nearly 5 lakh people affected

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 25 Jun 2023, 02:45 pm

Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam continues to be grim, affecting nearly 4.89 lakh people in 19 districts across the state.

According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), nearly 2.67 lakh people have been affected alone in the Bajali district followed by 80061 people affected in Nalbari, 73233 people in Barpeta, 22577 people in Lakhimpur, 14583 people in Darrang, 14180 people in Tamulpur, 7282 people in Baksa, 4750 people in Goalpara district.

The flood waters have submerged 10782.80 hectares of cropland in the flood-hit districts.

As many as1538 villages under 54 revenue circles in Bajali, Baksa, Barpeta, Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Goalpara, Golaghat, Kamrup, Kokrajhar, Lakhimpur, Nagaon, Nalbari, Tamulpur, Udalguri district have been affected in the deluge.

Following the torrential rains, the Brahmaputra River is flowing above the danger level at Neamatighat in Jorhat district and at Dhubri, Manas River at Nh Road Crossing, Pagladiya River at Nt Road Crossing, Puthimari River at Nh Road Crossing.

The district administration has set up 140 relief camps, and 75 relief distribution centres in 14 flood-hit districts, and 35142 people have taken shelter in these relief camps.

On the other hand, many others have taken shelter on roads, highlands, and embankments.

The ASDMA flood report also stated that 427474 domestic animals have also affected by the flood.

NDRF, SDRF, Fire & Emergency services, and Civil Defence personnel are engaged in rescue operations in different flood-hit districts.

In the last 24 hours, the flood waters breached one embankment and damaged 14 other embankments, 213 roads, 14 bridges, several agri-bundhs, school buildings, irrigation canals, and culverts.

Flood forced the people of Koroibari village, located near Sipajhar in Darrang district, to carry a dead body on a banana plant raft to reach a high land for cremation.

The incident happened on June 23.

The entire area was submerged and there was no space for cremation.

According to reports, a woman had died at Koroibari village, which is now underwater, and people had no space to cremate the body.

The villagers carried the body on a banana plant raft wading through the flood waters to reach a high land.

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