Assam’s situation worsens on Saturday, as flood claimed five lives affecting nearly 11 lakh people across 19 districts. According to a report by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), two persons died in Dhemaji and one each in Lakhimpur, Kokrajhar and Morigaon districts.
With this, the total number of persons killed in flood-related incidents across Assam this year rose to 89, including eight in Guwahati, reported TOI.
The ASDMA further added that 11 lakh people are affected in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Baksa, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Morigaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Charaideo, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts.
The ASDMA report said Dhubri is the worst hit with 1.92 lakh affected, followed by Dhemaji where 1.51 lakh people have been affected by the calamity.
Currently, 1,752 villages are under water and over one lakh hectare crop area has been damaged.