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Assam floods: 3 dead in Guwahati; 13000 affected

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Source: Rediff

As the first wave of flood hits Assam, it has claimed three human lives so far, all occurring in Guwahati city. As many as 13,000 people in four districts have been affected so far, said sources. However, unofficial sources put the death figure to five. While the Brahmaputra water level has been rising, at least two of its tributaries – Jia-Bharali and Puthimari – apart from the Katakhal river in the Barak Valley were flowing above the danger mark, Wednesday’s flood bulletin said.

In Guwahati, whole two persons including a school student were electrocuted to death during the massive flood in the city due to heavy rains on Tuesday. The body of another person was fished out of the Bahini river in the heart of the city on Wednesday. Another woman was reported to have died as ambulance couldn’t reach her on time.

Anil Nagar, Lachit Nagar, Nabin Nagar, Tarun Nagar, Jyotikuchi, Ghoramora, RG Barua Road, Jorabat, Panjabari, Lamb Road and Chatribari, were among the places which were worst hit by the calamity in the city. Elsewhere in the state, over 13,000 people in 10 revenue circles under four districts have been affected by floods, of whom over 10,000 were in Lakhimpur district. The authorities have opened a few relief camps to house some of the affected people.

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