Assam flood situation to worsen

Assam flood situation to worsen

The flood situation is likely to worsen in Assam with very heavy rain predicted in the northeast region for Friday.

In Assam, the flood situation may take a turn for the worse. A Central Water Commission bulletin said the Brahmaputra was rising in Sonitpur, Guwahati and Goalpara, while its tributaries Dhansiri and Jiabharali were flowing above the danger mark. In the Barak Valley, rivers Barak, Katakhal and Kushiyara were flowing above the danger mark in Cachar and Karimganj district.

More than 1.30 lakh people have been affected in Karimganj. The deluge has inundated large swathes of Lakhimpur, Sivasagar, Golaghat, Karbi Anglong, Jorhat, Sonitpur, Hojai, Karimganj and Cachar districts. Altogether 16 relief camps have been opened where 4,239 people have taken shelter.

Heavy rain triggered fresh landslides in Himachal Pradesh. The Manali-Leh National Highway was blocked. The Dhouladhar ranges of Dharamsala are experiencing snowfall since Tuesday night.

A dark cloud cover cocooned Delhi all throughout the day. The wind system usually hits Delhi on June 29 every year.

Heavy showers pounded parts of Rajasthan including Jaipur, Bharatpur, Kota, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner and Ajmer in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the southern parts of Tamil Nadu got a brief respite from rain after several days of heavy downpour.

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