60 dead, over 10 lakh affected by floods in Assam
A total of 1,512 villages in 21 of the state’s 32 districts are still under water and 22,837 people displaced from their homes still taking shelter in 280 relief camps across the state.india Updated: Jul 16, 2017 23:31 IST
Clear skies for the third consecutive day across Assam ensured water recession from several inundated areas, but over 10 lakh people still remain affected by the recent floods.
A total of 1,512 villages in 21 of the state’s 32 districts are still under water and 22,837 people displaced from their homes still taking shelter in 280 relief camps across the state.
The affected districts are Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Darrang, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Morigaon, Nagaon, Karbi-Anglong, Jorhat, Golaghat, Majuli, Sibsagar, Karimganj and Cachar.
According to state disaster management authority, one more death was reported from Morigaon district on Sunday taking the total number of casualties to 60. Water level in the Brahmaputra came below the danger level at Tezpur and Goalpara but continued to flow above the red mark at Neematighat in Jorhat district and Dhubri.
Dhansiri, Katakhal and Kushiyara flowed over danger mark one place each and Barak at two places in Cachar and Karimganj districts. More than 2,000 people were evacuated on Sunday. Nearly 50,000 hectares of crop land still remain flooded and 11 lakh domestic animals and poultry affected. Several important state highways also remained under water in Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Goalpara, Dhubri, Golaghat, Majuli and Sibsagar.