Assam Flood : 33 Lakh People of 28 Districts Affected


On Tuesday (14 July) in Assam, nine more people died in flood-related incidents. Apart from this, more than 33 lakh people in 28 districts of the state are affected by the floods. This information is given in the official bulletin. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority flood-related daily bulletin, three people were killed in Dibrugarh district, two each in Tinsukia and Barpeta districts and one each in Vishwanath and Golaghat districts.

Earlier, on Tuesday, Hojai, Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Vishwanath, Sonitpur, Udalguri, Darang, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmada, Goalpara, Kamrup, Morigaon, Kamrup Mahanagar, West Karbi Anglong, Gola , Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Karbi Anglong were flooded.

The worst affected district is Barpeta where more than 5.50 lakh people are affected. Apart from this, 4.11 lakh people are affected in Dhubri, 4.08 lakh in Morigaon and 2.25 lakh people in South Salmada district. About 22 lakh people in 27 districts were affected on Monday (July 13) due to the floods.

The raging waters of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries have entered Kaziranga National Park, forcing tigers and other animals to flee towards human populations and highlands to save their lives. Due to the flood, 1.28 lakh agricultural lands have been submerged in water. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal reviewed the situation of flood visiting Jonai in Dhemaji district on Tuesday (14 July) said. He also reviewed the situation prevailing in Lakhimpur and his constituency Majuli.

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