Fresh floods hit Assam affecting over 1.90 lac peopletext_fields
Guwahati: A recent bout of rain has led to flooding in 17 districts of Assam, affecting more than 1.90 lakh people, officials said on Tuesday, adding that there was also one fatality.
On Monday, a person fell into the flood waters in Sivasagar district's Demow area and died, according to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).
Meanwhile, the affected districts are Biswanath, Chirang, Darang, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Golaghat, Jorhat, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Morigaon, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sivasagar, Sonitpur, Tamulpur and Udalguri.
At least 522 villages in these districts are reeling under flood waters, with 8,000 hectares of crops destroyed.
The ASDMA said a total of 1, 90,675 people were affected in the 17 districts.
In four districts, the state administrations are operating 47 relief camps and 45 relief distribution centres.
The Brahmaputra river flows above the danger level in Dibrugarh, Dhubri, Tezpur and Neamatighat, while other major rivers like Subansiri and Dikhou have crossed the danger mark in Badatighat and Sivasagar, respectively.
An official said that more than 1.30 lakh domestic animals were also affected due to the deluge.
Meanwhile,18 places have reported road damage.
With agency inputs