Flood situation turns grim in Assam
Posted on: 06:51 PM IST Aug 27, 2012
Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam on Monday turned grim with the water level of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries rising in five districts following incessant rainfall in the catchment areas.
Over one lakh people have been affected by the third wave of floods in the five districts of Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Golaghat, Sonitpur and Kamrup, official sources said.
Vast areas of human habitation and crop land have been inundated by the rising water of the Brahmaputra which was flowing above danger level at Nematighat, the Jia Bhoroli in Sonitpur, Gai Nadi in Dhemaji and Singora in Lakhimpur districts.
Relief and rehabilitation are being provided to the victims and relief camps have also been set up in the affected districts, the sources said.
There has been, however, no loss of human lives so far.
In the worst-ever flood to hit the state during the last decade, 126 people lost their lives this year during the first and second waves of floods while 631 animals perished in Kaziranga National Park alone.