2 lakh displaced in Assam
A man wades through floodwaters in Kusiyani village in Assam’s Morigaon district, about 65 km from Guwahati, on Wednesday.Updated: Jul 21, 2011 01:43 IST
A man wades through floodwaters in Kusiyani village in Assam’s Morigaon district, about 65 km from Guwahati, on Wednesday.
Guwahati: Flood situation in Lakhimpur, Dhemaji and Sonitpur continues to be grim on Wednesday. In Lakhimpur district, rail network was disrupted after a portion of railway track was washed away near Tatibahar railway station.
Chief minister Tarun Gogoi made an aerial survey of affected areas in which nearly two lakh people have been displaced. A bulletin of Central Water Commission said Brahamaputra was flowing above danger level at Nematighat (Jorhat), Tezpur (Sonitpur) and at Dhubri (Dhubri).
Mumbai: Heavy rains on Wednesday lashed Ratnagiri district in Maharashtra's Konkan region. District collector Madhukar Gaikwad took a review of the losses caused by the heavy downpour.
Around 200 people from Govalkot Akale Tiware and Kolkewadi villages have been asked to shift to safer places as there is a threat of landslides, sources said. In Guhagar, 100 hectares of land having paddy crop is under water, they said. Konkan Railway is yet to resume its services, which have been hit by heavy showers and landslides.
New Delhi: Two persons were killed in Uttar Pradesh's Deoria and Jaunpur districts as heavy rains continued to lash the state. While Sharda river is flowing above the danger mark in Palliakalan (Kheri), Ghagra has crossed the red mark in Ayodhya, a Central Water Commission report said.
The water-level in Gomti is rising in Lucknow, Jaunpur and Sultanpur, it said. Meanwhile, light rains continued to lash some parts of Rajasthan with Kanwas recording maximum rainfall (14 cm) till morning.
First Published: Jul 21, 2011 01:41 IST