Flood, landslides hit Assam; Atleast 13,000 affected


Guwahati, June 4 : At least 13,000 people have been affected after flood hits  Assam, said officials on Sunday.

Meanwhile, landslides also triggered by incessant rain and  disrupted rail connectivity to the state’s Barak Valley region.

As per Assam State Disaster Management Authority officials at least 13,000 people have been affected due to the season’s  first wave of floods in 28 villages including Lakhimpur, Jorhat and Biswanath districts, in the past 24 hours.

Following the bad weather conditions, the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) also  canceled a passenger train to Silchar from Lumding on Saturday.

The water level in Brahmaputra river is at peak  and is flowing above the danger level in Nimatighat, prompting the officials to suspend ferry services to the island district of Majuli from Jorhat.

Due to increasing water level in Brahmaputra river, Ferry services have been already suspended in some other regions.

By keeping emergency situations in mind , the Assam government has also  directed the officials in flood-prone districts to arrange relief and rescue materials.

The army,  in cooperation  with the civil administration, also carried out a joint exercise on flood rescue named “Megh Rahat” in Dharamtul area in Morigaon district.

Wefornews Bureau

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