Over 20,000 people affected by floods in Assam

HY News 15 June, 2023 10:25 am IST

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Heavy rain led to a flash flood in Dhemaji and Lakhimpur districts of Assam affecting over 20,000 people. Heavy torrential rains caused the flash flood with high rising tides hitting the hill slopes on either side of Subansiri river, near the Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project (SLHEP), Gerukamukh, causing landslides and a rise in water levels.

According to the daily flood report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), more than 20,900 people have been hit due to flooding in Dhemaji and Lakhimpur districts.

Over 20,700 people are suffering in Lakhimpur while 160 people have been affected in Dhemaji, it said. Currently, 19 villages have been inundated and crops in over 13.5 hectares of land have been damaged, the bulletin said.

Nineteen villages were flooded and crops across 13.5 hectares of land were damaged, said a bulletin by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority.

However, in other districts including Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dima Hasao, Dibrugarh and Golaghat districts, floodwaters have not entered houses but embankments, roads, bridges and other infrastructure have been damaged.

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