The flood situation in Assam has deteriorated on Monday. Nearly, 2.75 Lacs people left stranded or affected across seven districts of the state.
A person lost his life due to the strong current of the river and the body was recovered from Subansiri River in North Lakhimpur, reported by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).
The districts like Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Golaghat, Cachar, Dhemaji, Biswanath and Karimganj were affected by the flood with the population of 2.75 lakh. The ASDMA also reported that about 2.68 lakh people were hit in the latest wave flood across eight districts in which 498 villages were under water and almost 8000 hectares of the crop were damaged.
The place Karimganj was worst hit with the flood, as it left 1.59 lakh people stranded, or lost their house by the deluge followed by Lakhimpur with more than 81,000 sufferers.
228 relief camps are running by the administrations and distribution centres in three districts to provide shelters and 14,613 people have taken shelters in these houses.
ASDMA said that many roads, bridges and embankments have been damaged by flood water in Lakhimpur, Cachar, Dhemaji, Biswanath, Majuli and Karimganj districts.
By: Rinki Chauhan