Flash floods in Assam hit lakhs

“The situation is critical with up to 50 more villages hit by flash floods overnight (Thursday),” a district official said.

An estimated 100,000 people are now displaced in the district, about 400 km east of Assam’s main city Guwahati.

“Most of the flood-hit people are now taking shelter on raised platforms and railway tracks and in government schools and offices so far untouched by the floods,” the official said.
A large number of mud houses have also been destroyed, he said.

A Central Water Commission bulletin said the Brahmaputra and its tributaries were flowing above the danger mark in at least six places.  There are no reports of any casualties so far.

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