Flood situation deteriorates in Assam, 2 killed

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Guwahati, Jun 8: The flood situation in Assam worsened today, with the death of one more person and nearly 65,000 people being affected. One person was killed in Lakhimpur district, State Disaster Management Authority said in its daily flood report.

With this, the toll has gone up to two. Nearly 65,000 people are affected in 113 villages across Barpeta, Sonitpur, Dhemaji, Bongaigaon, Lakhimpur, Tinsukia, Darrang, Nalbari and Goalpara districts. Lakhimpur district bore the brunt with over 25,000 persons being affected followed by Sonitpur with more than 19,000.

Flood situation deteriorates in Assam

The authorities have opened two relief camps in Tinsukia district, the report said. Over 330 hectares of crop areas are under water and 60 houses have been damaged in the affected areas.

A road bridge is damaged in Lakhimpur district, while three roads have been damaged in Sonitpur. At present the Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger mark at Nematighat in Jorhat district and Jia Bharali at NT Road in Sonitpur, the report said.

PTI 

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