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Flood-like situation in Assam, WB after heavy rainfall

Incessant rains for the past few days have triggered flood-like situation in Assam and in parts of West Bengal.

india Updated: Aug 31, 2015 12:30 IST
HT Correspondent
Rescue and relief operation in progress during the floods in Dibrugarh. (PTI Photo)
Rescue and relief operation in progress during the floods in Dibrugarh. (PTI Photo)

Incessant rains for the past few days have triggered flood-like situation in Assam and in parts of West Bengal.

Authorities have sounded a fresh flood alert in parts of Sonitpur, Darrang, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts of Assam for the next 24 to 48 hours.



According to reports, around 700 villages have been submerged in 10 districts of the state.



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An elderly man wades through a submerged bridge in Assam's Baska district. (PTI Photo)

The situation has affected around 2,32,000 people in the state.

The Jalpaiguri district administration on Sunday sounded red alert in the unprotected embankment areas of Teesta river between Domohani and Bangladesh border.

Administrative officials said the red alert was sounded following rising of the river water due to incessant rains for the past few days.

Besides, yellow alert was also sounded in the protected embankment areas, the officials said.

(With inputs from agencies)