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Assam: 14 persons killed, around 1 lakh people affected in pre-monsoon floods

Assam: 14 persons killed, around 1 lakh people affected in pre-monsoon floods

India Blooms News Service | | 25 Apr 2016, 07:06 pm
Guwahati, Apr 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS): At least 14 people were killed and around 1 lakh people are affected in fresh floods following incessant rains in the past few days in Assam.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority reports, 92,729 people of 255 villages in six districts of the state are affected by pre-monsoon floods.

At least eight persons were washed away at Jatinga river at Barak valley in Cachar on Sunday.

On the other hand, two people, one each in Cachar and Dibrugarh districts, are still missing after they drowned in flood waters.

Flood waters submerged 4905.49 hectare crop land in Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Sivsagar, Tinsukia, Charaideo, Cachar districts.

Over 7,500 people have taken shelter in 40 relief camps which have been set up by district administration in the state.

On the other, the water level of Brahmaputra river and its tributaries have crossed danger level mark in few areas following torrential rains in the state.

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi ordered officials of the state government to take necessary steps to tackle the present flood situation.