100,000 affected by floods in Assam

Eight districts are under water


Guwahati: More than 100,000 people are affected by floods in Assam, northeastern India.

Swirling flood waters have overrun 188 villages in 13 revenue circles of eight districts, reports northeasttoday.in.

The four major rivers of the state are flowing above the danger level.

According to a report released by Assam State Disaster Management Authority, the floods have affected Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Karimganj, Karbi Anglong, Cachar, Golaghat, Sivasagar and Sonitpur districts.

Floods have submerged agricultural land, with standing crops,. Sonitpur district is the worst affected where 153 hectare farmland is under water, the report said.

Dhansiri river in Golaghat district, Jia Bharali in Sonitpur, Barak river in Cachar and Karimganj districts, Katakhal in Hailakandi and Kushiara in Karimganj district are flowing above the danger mark, it said.

As many as 4,400 people have been displaced in Jorhat, Karimganj, Karbi Anglong, Sonitpur and Cachar districts. They have taken shelter in six relief camps set up by the district administration, the report said.

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