Floods in Assam affect 4.5 Lakh

Five people drowned in the current spate of floods in Assam, taking the toll to 11 in the state since the first wave hit the state five days ago. Three persons drowned in Cachar district and one each in Hailakandi and Karimganj districts in Barak valley.

Nearly 4.5 lakh people in the state remain affected by the deluge. Districts still reeling under flood are Hojai, Karbi Anglong West, Golaghat, Karimganj, Cachar and Hailakandi. A total of 1,73,245 displaced people are currently sheltered in 481 relief camps in affected districts. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, Karimganj is the worst-hit, with 2,14,808 people affected.

Brahmaputra at Neamatighat in Jorhat, Dhansiri at Numaligarh in Golaghat, Jia Bharali in Sonitpur, continued to flow above danger mark.

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