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Seven districts affected in Assam due to flood

Publish Date: 30 Jun 2013, 10:34 AM
Last Updated: 30 Jun 2013, 10:34 AM
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Seven districts affected by flood in Assam
Seven districts affected by flood in Assam

Guwahati: The Brahmaputra and Jia Bharali rivers were flowing above the danger level in Assam where seven districts are affected by floods hitting nearly 60,000 people and damaging farm fields with standing crops, official sources said on Saturday.

The Brahmaputra was flowing above the danger level at Neamatighat in Jorhat district while the Jia Bharali at NT Road crossing in Sonitpur district in lower Assam, the sources said.

In the worst-hit Dhemaji district, most of the roads had been damaged or affected by the floods that have completely or partially submerged several roads.

Several road embankments have been eroded and approaches of bridges and culverts washed away by the floods, they said. Three relief camps were opened in the district where nearly a 1000 people were taking shelter.

The flood-affected districts are Dhemaji, Tinsukia, Golaghat, Jorhat, Kamrup, Karimganj and Lakhimpur.

(Agencies)

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