6 Killed, Over 8 Lakh Affected As Flood Situation Worsens In Assam


Assam Floods: The NDRF along with state agencies are leading the rescue operations

New Delhi:

Over eight lakh people have been affected in 21 of the 33 districts of the flood-hit Assam. Dhemaji and Lakhimpur in Upper Assam and Bongaigaon and Barpeta in lower Assam are the worst-hit districts.

Three people have died – two people in Golaghat while another was killed in Halflong in a landslide, taking the number of those killed due to floods to six.

Over 27,000 hectares of farmland is also under flood waters and more than 7,000 people have been evacuated to 68 relief centres across the state.

Barpeta in lower Assam is the most affected with over 3 lakh people marooned. Dhemaji and Lakhimpur in upper Assam, Darrang in central Assam, and Bongaigaon and Chirang in lower Assam are also facing the flood fury.

Here are the updates on situation in Assam:

Jul 13, 201909:35 (IST) The Brahmaputra river – one of the largest rivers in the world that cuts through Assam's biggest city Guwahati – and five other rivers are flowing above the danger mark, officials said. Six people died due the floods.No more contentSource Article