Assam : 33 lakh people of 28 district affect in current wave of flood, death toll rises to 59
By Hemanta Kumar Nath, 14/07/2020, Guwahati

The flood situation in Assam on Tuesday worsened as nine more persons died in the current wave of flood taking the death toll to 59. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), three people drowned in flood waters in Dibrugarh district while two people each in Barpeta, Tinsukia district and one each in Biswanath and Golaghat district. On the other hand, nearly 33 lakh people of 28 districts are affected in the deluge.

The flood report of Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said that, over 32.94 lakh lakh people have been affected in 28 districts – Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Udalguri, Darrang, Baska, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup (Metro), Morigaon, Nagaon, Hojai, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Karbi Anglong, West Karbi Anglong.

5.49 lakh people have been affected in Barpeta district alone followed by 4.10 lakh people in Dhubri district, 4.07 lakh people in Morigaon, 2.50 lakh people in Goalpara, 2.25 lakh people in South Salmara, 1.86 lakh people in Darrang, 1.43 lakh people in Kamrup, 1.33 lakh people in Nalbari, 1.23 lakh people in Goalghat, 1.12 lakh people in Sonitpur, 1.07 lakh people in Dhemaji district. 3371 villages in the flood hit districts are currently under water and the flood waters submerged 1.28 lakh hectares of agricultural land. 44108 people have taken shelter at 517 relief camps set by the administration in 24 flood hit districts.

The water levels of Brahmaputra river and other major rivers are flowing above danger level mark in many places of the state.The water level of Brahmaputra river is flowing above danger level at Neamatighat in Jorhat district, Tezpur in Sonitpur district, Guwahati, Goalpara, Dhubri district.The NDRF, SDRF and district administration on Tuesday have rescued 7733 people in 12 flood hit districts.