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More than 1 lakh people affected by Assam Floods

The water level of Brahmaputra and most of its tributaries have been going up due to unending rains – for the last 72 hours in Assam and in neighbouring hilly terrains of Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan. The rising level of water has submerged vast areas of Assam.

Over one lakh people in 12 districts of Assam have been affected in flood this year. The flood claimed two lives, one in Lakhimpur and one in Dhubr. The official flood bulletin from Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) stated that three relief camps have been opened in Tinsukia district for flood affected people by the district administration. The flood waters have over run 3,767 hectares of farmland with standing crops

The districts affected in the flood are Tinsukia, Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Sonitpur, Darrang, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Goalpara, Kamrup (Metro) and Jorhat.

Mother nature follows its own routes and we are left to follow the path! We wish and hope that the relief camps reach out to the people in need and save the innocent lives.

Source: One India