Over 10,000 affected in 4 districts of Assam -- Lakhimpur (3,203), Sonitpur (5,000), Darrang (220) & Goalpara (2,378) -- till Sunday midnight due to flood in state
Guwahati: Standing crops covering an area of 501.52 hectares of land have been inundated due to floods in Lakhimpur and Sonitpur districts of the state till Sunday midnight.
Government sources informed that altogether 10,801 persons have been affected in four districts of the state -- Lakhimpur (3,203 persons), Sonitpur (5,000), Darrang (220) and Goalpara (2,378) -- till the filing of this report.
Sources said that some of the major rivers like Krishnai, Jinjiram and Dudhnoi are in spate and the water level continues to rise following heavy rainfall in state. Further, flash floods have affected some municipal wards in Goalpara town as well.
According to official sources, around 20 villages under Lakhipur revenue circle have been affected by the flash flood and the affected people who were rescued by SDRF and NDRF teams were shifted to shelter homes.
Flash floods triggered by incessant rain for the last 72 hours has disrupted road communication between Agia and Lakhipur town by snapping NH-46 at Sigri, which is around 5 km from Lakhipur town.
Meanwhile, the situation in Bolbola area under Balijana revenue circle continues to remain grim as flood waters coming down from the adjoining hills of Meghalaya have inundated most of the low-lying areas and destroyed standing crops. Some affected people have taken shelter over the Agia-Bolbola -Krishnai Road.
According to official sources, around 21 villages have been affected so far and officials are trying to access the amount of total damage.
Sources in Tezpur Revenue Circle Office also informed that erosion is observed at right bank of Brahmaputra at Kalibari Rajah Sahar under Mahabhairab Mouza.
Severe erosion is going on at Burhachapari on the left bank of river Brahmaputra under Tezpur revenue circle.
In Goalpara district, road is destroyed at Singri, Agia to Lakhipur Road under Lakhipur RC.