Flood situation grim in Assam

Updated on May 29, 2009 07:15 PM IST

The overall flood situation in Assam continued to be grim on the third day on Friday, with over two lakh people affected in five districts, official sources said.

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PTI | By, Guwahati

The overall flood situation in Assam continued to be grim on the third day on Friday, with over two lakh people affected in five districts, official sources said.

The situation in Lakhimpur, Dhubri, Barpeta, Sonitpur and Baksa districts hit by flash floods continue to be serious as rivers in these districts were in spate following release of water from Kurichu dam in Bhutan after torrential rain.

At least 200 villages have submerged in Bihpuria and Dhakuana circles of the Lakhimpur district, sources said.

District administration along with the army has started relief and rescue operations and shifted people to higher ground, they said.

Road communication has been disrupted in several parts of the state due to the flash floods.

Nine villagers were swept away in the flash floods on Thursday.

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