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Assam floods affect 1.05 lakh, two washed away

india Updated: Jul 10, 2016 00:06 IST
Assam floods

The breached embankment of the Brahmaputra river in Nagaon in Assam on Saturday. (PTI)

Rains kept the mercury level below normal in several northern states even as floods continued to wreak havoc in Asaam, leaving at least two dead and over 1.05 lakhs people affected.

A man and his son were washed away in strong currents of Bhogdoi river in Jorhat district when they were taking bath, officials in the state said.

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority said over 1.05 lakh people are reeling under the flood in 138 villages in Lakhimpur, Golaghat, Morigaon, Barpeta and Jorhat districts.

Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger mark at Nematighat in Jorhat, Dhubri town, and at Numaligarh in Golaghat.

Authorities are operating eight relief camps and distribution centres in two districts.

Conditions are becoming favourable for further advancement of the monsoon and it will cover the western part of the state in the next 3-4 days, the MeT Department said.

Day temperatures at most of the places were below 40 degree Celsius barring Bikaner where the maximum temperature was 40.7 degrees Celsius.

In Odisha, where Cuttack received the maximum rainfall (85.6 mm), the MeT department has warned of likelihood of heavy precipitation till July 12.

Rains also occurred at many places over Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Central Maharashtra, Marathawada, North Interior Karnataka, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.