Assam In Floods, Over 2 Lakh People Affected

The Logical Indian

June 15th, 2015 / 7:52 PM

Due to heavy rainfall and the overflowing Brahmaputra, 16 districts of Assam are under floods. More than 2.11 Lakh people have been affected by severe flooding in the state since June 7.

The districts affected include Barpeta, Sonitpur, Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Kokrajhar, Tinsukia, Darrang, Nalbari, Jorhat, Kamrup, Baksa, Dibrugarh, Nagaon, Sivasagar and Morigaon.In Barpeta district, over one lakh people have been affected and nearly 2,800 hectares of crops damaged or submerged. The flood waters also submerged some areas of the Kaziranga National Park. Deer, rhinos, buffalos, tigers and elephants have been moved to the nearby Karbi hills.
HERO

Three death has been reported so far, with a fresh death reported from Baksa district on Friday. Two children were drowned in Charduar area of Sonitpur district on Wednesday.

After reviewing the situation, chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday directed vulnerability assessment of embankments on a war-footing. Gogoi also asked chief secretary V K Pipersenia to make adequate arrangements for food, medicine and drinking water for the affected people.

Image Source: PTI


Contributors

Edited by :

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

North East Floods Claim 23 Lives; 4.5 Lakh People Affected In Assam Alone

Assam: Youths Lynched To Death Upon Suspicions Of Being Child Kidnappers

PM Modi Announces Rs 2,000 Crore Flood Relief For North-Eastern States; At Least 700 Dead Pan India

Gujarat Floods

Death Toll Rises To 123 in Gujarat Floods, Several Other States Also Affected

Assam Floods

44 Dead, 17 Lakh Affected: The Assam Floods Demand The Immediate Attention Of The Media & The Public

Assam Floods

Assam Floods: 2.75 Lakh People Affected, At Least 10 Killed

Latest on The Logical Indian

News

Hapur Lynching Survivor Waits For Police To Record Statement, Says Can Identify Accused

Exclusive

An Online Memorial That Honours Those Who Once Wore The Indian Military Uniform

My Story

My Story: I Was Sexually Harassed On A Train & People Said It Happened Because I Was Travelling Alone

Fact Check

Fact Check: No, Uttarakhand Govt Won’t Charge For Helicopter Rides During Rescue Missions

News

Irony: Centre Might Amend Right To Information Act Without Prior Information

News

Bombay HC: Elderly Parents If Ill-Treated Can Take Back Gifted Property From Son

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.