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Assam flood: Homes and crops damaged, over one lakh people affected

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Source: HT

As four rivers are flowing above the danger mark in Assam, as many as one lakh people have been affected by flood in Lakhimpur and Karimganj districts of the state. As per reports from the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 1,01,809 people are struggling due to floods in the two districts. As many as 140 villages are under water.

Dhansiri river is flowing above the danger mark at Numaligarh in Golaghat, Barak river at Badarpurghat in Karimganj, Katakhal river at Matizuri in Hailakandi and Kushiyara River at Karimganj town are flowing above the normal level, they added.

The natural disaster has damaged crops in 385.67 hectares of land.

In Karimganj, over 97,000 people affected by the flood, while more than 4,500 people were hit in Lakhimpur. As the situation worsened, the state authorities have opened a relief camp, where about 113 people are given shelter. A total of 130 relief distribution points have also been set up.

The floods may expand its area after the Monsoon may reach the state in next fifteen days. Cyclone Mora too affected the region by devastating scores of homes last days. The rains in the North-Eastern state may worsen the situation. Kaziranga National Park is also a matter of concern. Last year, Many animals including endangered Rhinoceros were found dead after the floods hit the state.