No respite from floods in Assam, almost 100 villages submerged

  • ANI, Guwahati
  • Updated: Jul 06, 2016 11:09 IST
Villagers paddle a boat along a submerged road in the flood-affected Ashighar village in Assam. (AFP Photo)

There seems to be no respite from the major floods in Assam, as the Brahmaputra and its a few tributaries are maintaining a rising trend in a few places.

According to reports, over 88 thousand people have been affected in seven districts.

Flood water also affected over 6 thousand hectare of crop land and the district administration has set up seven relief camps in worst hit Lakhimpur district and relief materials are being distributed.

Nearly 100 villages have been inundated. Flood water also submerged 1 thousand 500 hectares of crop land. Apart from flood, erosion also took serious turn in many districts.

Boats have been pressed into services at Morigaon district to rescue marooned people.

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