Seattle Indian Community - SeattleIndian.com
| | | | | | | | | | | |
 


 

Assam flood situation grim, death toll rises to 6


Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident


Author : Indo Asian News Service

Crime/Disaster/Accident, National, India, Assam Read Latest News and Articles

Share With Your Friends

Add To My Favorite     Add A Picture

Add an Article

View All Contributions

Guwahati, July 12 (IANS) The flood situation in Assam continued to be grim with three more people dying in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll in floods and landslides to six, even as over eight lakh people were marooned by the floods till Friday evening.

Officials of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said that two more persons died due to floods in Golaghat district in the last 24 hours while one person died in a landslide in Dima Hasao district.

"A total of 1,556 villages in 68 revenue circles in 21 districts have been affected in the current wave of floods. The affected districts include Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darrang, Baksa, Barpeta, Nalbari, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Goalpara, Morigaon, Hojai, Nagaon, Golaghat, Majuli, Jorhat, Sibsagar, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia," an ASDMA official said on Friday.

"A total of 8,69,024 people, including women and children, have been affected by the floods," the official said.

He said that river Brahmaputra in Jorhat, Sonitpur, Kamrup, Goalpara and Dhubri districts was flowing above the danger level.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) have been pressed into service in the flood affected areas for search and rescue operations.

"Presently, 68 relief camps are operational in the affected districts," the official said.

--IANS

ah/arm

Premium Advertiser
Attorneys - Orbit Law, PLLC, Kripa Upadhyay



This is an advertisement

   Groupon Deals 
 More...
Nina & Grace Freshwater Pearl & CZ Halo Stud Earrings in Sterling Silver
Nina & Grace Freshwater Pearl & CZ Halo Stud Earrings in Sterling Silver - ,
Versace Pour Homme Eau de Toilette for Men (Multiple Sizes)
Versace Pour Homme Eau de Toilette for Men (Multiple Sizes) - ,
Over-the-Door Pantry and Bathroom Organizer with 6 Shelves
Over-the-Door Pantry and Bathroom Organizer with 6 Shelves - ,
Out & About Women's Parka Anorak Jacket with Faux Fur Hood
Out & About Women's Parka Anorak Jacket with Faux Fur Hood - ,
Men's Bamboo, Charcoal, and Collagen Under-Eye Treatment (12-Pack)
Men's Bamboo, Charcoal, and Collagen Under-Eye Treatment (12-Pack) - ,


Latest Showbiz News

View More News


More News Articles

Kangana is more confident today: Rajkummar Rao

Kalki starts shooting for web show 'Bhram'

Veteran Bengali actor Swarup Dutta passes away at 78

Priyanka Gandhi joins #SareeTwitter, wants 'dinner date' with hubby

Mandira Bedi set to debut as author