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Flood situation worsens in Assam

Around 131 villages have been swamped, forcing around 500 people to be moved to relief camps.

india Updated: Jun 24, 2017 21:24 IST
People are transported in a boat to a safer place in a flooded wetland at Balimukh village in Morigaon district, Assam, on June 18, 2017.
People are transported in a boat to a safer place in a flooded wetland at Balimukh village in Morigaon district, Assam, on June 18, 2017. (Reuters File )

The flood situation in Assam worsened on Saturday, hitting over 87,500 people in Lakhimpur, Karimganj and Sonitpur districts.

According to a report by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) 131 villages are under water at present, while 148 hectares of crop land have been damaged.

Till Friday a little over 82,000 people were affected across Assam due to the calamity.

Around 500 people are taking shelter at relief camps in Karimganj district, officials said.

Meanwhile, ASDMA said local people have recovered the body of a woman, who was washed away on by Ranganadi flood waters on May 31.

The woman was identified as Pallabi Saikia (32) from Nowboicha.