'More than 81,000 people affected in Assam floods'

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Guwahati, June 9: Over 81,000 people were reeling under the impact of the worsening flood situation in Assam where ten districts have been affected and one person died, an Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) daily flood report said today.

At least 192 villages have been affected by the swirling waters in Barpeta, Sonitpur, Dhemaji, Bongaigaon, Lakhimpur, Tinsukia, Darrang, Nalbari, Goalpara and Kamrup (Metro) districts, the report said.

Assam in the grip of worst flood

The worst affected districts were Lakhimpur and Sonipur where more than 30,000 and 21,000 population respectively, have been hit by the deluge, it said.

One person was killed due to the surging flood waters in Lakhimpur district, it said. The Brahmaputra was flowing above the danger mark at Nematighat in Jorhat district and river Jia Bharali at NT Road in Sonitpur district, the ASDMA said.

For the succour of the affected people, the district administration has opened three relief camps in Tinsukia district, it said. The flood waters have over run 3,767 hectares of farmland with standing crops, the report added.


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