Flood situation takes serious turn in Assam

The flood situation in Assam took took a serious turn on Tuesday after new areas were inundated by the raging Brahmaputra river and its tributaries.

More than 80,000 people have been marooned since the water level started rising in Brahmaputra and its tributaries since Saturday, according to sources the Assam State Disaster Management Authority.

The total population affected has gone up to 81,026  as floods hit nine districts in the state.
Lakhimpur is the worst affected district with 28,000 people being displaced.  
In Tezpur, the flood water of major tributaries inundated many low lying areas.
At present, the Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger mark at Nematighat in Jorhat district and Jia Bharali in Sonitpur. 

Already two deaths have taken place in the first spell of floods.
Both deaths took place in  Lakhimpur district.

Meanwhile, thousands of flood victims have staged mass protest and blocked roads in various parts of Lakhimpur district against the inefficiency of Assam government to address the issue.

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