Wednesday, February 21, 2024

New areas submerged in Assam floods

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Guwahati: Two women are feared drowned in flood waters on Sunday as rising waters of several rivers in Assam inundated parts of upper Assam and Barak Valley.

Reports received here said two women are feared to have been drowned at Lakuwa on Sunday morning.

Official confirmation on the casualties is awaited.

Flood waters submerged most parts of Sonari in Sibsagar district since last night.

Waters entered houses and offices in the town areas and also damaged crops in the fields.

Many areas were cut off as flood waters submerged all road links.

State Disaster Relief Force (SDRF) was pressed into relief and rescue operations by the district administration.

In Hailakandi in Barak Valley, several villages were submerged by flood waters, affecting hundreds of people.

Flood waters overtopped the national highway in the district, threatening to snap the vital road link to parts of Meghalaya and Mizoram.

As per official reports till last evening, nearly 2000 people remained affected by floods in the state in several districts, including Jorhat, Lakhimpur and Dhemaji.

The rivers flowing above the red mark till last evening are the Dhansiri (south) in Numaligarh, Dikhow and Desang in Sivsagar and Kathakal in Hailakandi. (UNI)

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