66 dead, 6 lakh affected in 2nd wave of flood in Assam
Guwahati: The flood situation has worsened in Assam as incidents of rising water levels were reported from 20 districts, affecting 6.02 lakh people, said disaster management authority.
The districts hit the worst by flood are Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Charaideo, Biswanath, Udalguri, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Goalpara, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat and Tinsukia, said Assam State Disaster management Authority (ASDMA).
More than 1,100 villages and 46,000 hectares of crop across assam have been submerged in flood. District authorities have set up 92 relief camps across 11 districts where people have been provided shelter, said ASDMA.
The river Brahmaputra has been reported to be flowing above danger level in Dibrugarh, Tezpur, Jorhat, Dhubri.
In Lakhimpur, Dhemaji and Biswanath districts, embankments, roads, bridges, culverts and other infrastructure have been damaged in several places.
Also, 46 camps out of 223 at the Kaziranga National Park, 12 out of 25 camps at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and 6 out of 40 camps at Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park are full with people rescued from flood affected areas.