Bhutan rainfall triggers flood alert in Assam
GUWAHATI: A prediction about heavy to very heavy rainfall in Bhutan in the next 24-hours has triggered flood alert in at least five districts in western Assam.
Heavy rains reported on the hills of Bhutan on Wednesday, June 26 increased the water levels in some rivers in Chirang, Baksa, Kokrajhar and South Salmara districts in Assam and submerged some of the areas in those districts.
Heavy downpour in those districts has also led to a rise in water levels in some of the rivers in the area.
According to daily flood bulletin of Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), more than 2,000 people were affected by floods in eight villages under Bijni circle in Chirang district.
In Bijni, over 550 people had taken shelter in a relief camp, while a bridge and a stretch of road were damaged by flood waters.
The Regional Meteorological Centre at Borjhar, Guwahati also issued a warning on Wednesday about extremely heavy rainfall over four districts in Western Assam, including Bongaigaon, Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri.
(Inputs from Deccan Herald)