Landslide in Assam's Kamrup kills 2

Landslide in Assam's Kamrup kills 2

Trouble mounts: 1.53 lakh people in 8 districts hit by floods

Landslide in Assam's Kamrup kills 2

Two people, including a child, were killed and two others injured on Thursday in a landslide at 11 Mile Area in Assam’s Kamrup district.

Meanwhile, Guwahati on Thursday experienced its second wave of urban floods this season. Torrential rain continued.

Floods have affected as many as 1.53 lakh people in the inundation across eight districts of the state.

The Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger level in Neematighat, Tezpur, Guwahati and Dhubri.

River Dhansiri is also flowing above the danger mark in Numaligarh.
Eight districts in Assam – Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Nagaon, Jorhat, Morigain, Biswanath, Golaghat and Barpeta have been hit by flash floods. Nearly 1.53 lakh people are affected, official sources informed DH.

According to a statement released by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority to the media on Tuesday, 294 villages have been inundated. In Lakhimpur, 73 villages are flooded, sources added.

Nearly 7,000 hectares of crop land has been inundated in the entire state.
Fifty relief camps have been set up across the state, sources said.
There are no reports of loss of life yet in the flash floods in Assam.

In the wake of urban flood in Guwahati, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal directed the chief secretary and all senior officers to visit the affected areas, monitor rescue and relief operations and provide necessary assistance to the people.   Acting on Sonowal’s orders, the chief secretary swung into

action and directed all the deputy commissioners to be on alert.
The Regional Meteorological Centre in Guwahati had on Tuesday issued a warning predicting heavy rain, which is likely to occur this week at isolated places in Northeast India, particularly in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

DH Newsletter Privacy Policy Get top news in your inbox daily
GET IT
Comments (+)