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Assam flood: situation worsens, 1.20 lakh people affected

Assam flood: situation worsens, 1.20 lakh people affected

Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam deteriorated further on Thursday, with more areas being inundated due to an upsurge in the water levels as torrential rain continued to lash the state, affecting around 1.20 lakh people.

Over 1,19,800 people have been affected by the floods in the districts of Dhemaji, Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Baksa, Barpeta, Darrang, Lakhimpur, Nalbari, Sonitpur, and Udalguri, according to the latest bulletin of Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).

As per the ASDMA data, Nalbari is currently the worst hit with almost 45,000 people reeling under flood waters, followed by Baksa (26,500) and Lakhimpur (25,000).

A total of 20 districts and 780 villages have been flooded, with over 10,000 hectares of crops damaged and more than 1 lakh animals affected.

The state administration has opened at least 14 relief camps in flood-hit districts with more than 2,000 people taking refuge in the relief camps. Another 17 relief distribution centres are also operating.

The State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) has swung into action and already rescued 1,280 people.

Meanwhile, the regional centre of the India Meteorological Department in Guwahati has issued an 'orange alert' and predicted heavy to extremely heavy rainfall in the state over the next few days.

With inputs from IANS

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