Assam: Flood claims 3 lives; 1.4 lakh people affected

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Assam: Flood claims 3 lives; 1.4 lakh people affected

G Plus News | July 11, 2019 12:16 hrs

GUWAHATI: Assam is undergoing a severe flood situation as the toll for those affected has increased significantly in the span of just a day.

According to a report by the Times of India, two people drowned on Wednesday, July 11 and more than 1.4 lakh people have been affected in less than 12 hours, a sharp increase from the previously recorded number of 62,000. 

It should be noted that another man died in Guwahati due to a landslide. 

The number of affected districts also rose from eight to 11 overnight on Wednesday, in the second wave of floods in the state.

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority has said that 530 villages in 24 revenue circles of 11 districts have been affected by the second wave of floods. 

The 11 districts include Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Darrang, Barpeta, Nalbari, Chirang, Golaghat, Majuli, Jorhat and Dibrugarh.  

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