Over 10,000 affected in Assam flood

Guwahati: More than 10,000 people have been affected in the first wave of flood in Assam with almost all major rivers, including the Brahmaputra, maintaining a rising trend as the monsoon hit the state as well as adjoining areas.

The first wave of flood had so far affected the five districts of North Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Darrang, Sonitpur and Hailakandi.

Over 7,000 population had been affected in North Lakhimpur district, while 1500 families had been affected in Dhemaji district.

Altogether 245 people had been evacuated by district administration in North Lakhimpur, while Dhemaji administration had deployed six boats in the flood-hit areas.

Meanwhile, rain water-fed the rivers in the state with most rivers maintaining a rising trend. The Brahmaputra was flowing over the danger level at Nematighat in Jorhat, while it was on a rising trend at Guwahati, Goalpara and Dhubri.

In Barak Valley, however, the major rivers, including the Barak and Kushiyara, were on a falling trend.

However, the flood situation is feared to aggravate further with the onset of monsoons, which entered the state yesterday. (UNI)

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