GUWAHATI: Nearly 2.75 lakh people affected across Assam due to the floods

Assam Floods: Over One Lakh People Affected In Eight Districts, Five Rivers Above Danger Level

The flood situation in Assam deteriorated today as one person lost his life and almost 2.75 lakh people affected across seven areas of the state.

A report by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said the body of a Man was recovered from Subansiri river in North Lakhimpur.

It's guessed that he drowned due to the strong current of the river on June 19.

Yesterday's report had said that 2.68 lakh people were hit in the most recent wave of flooding across eight districts.

ASDMA said that 498 villages are under water in the present and nearly 8,000 hectares of crop area was damaged.

The worst affected is Karimganj, where over 1.59 lakh people are affected by the deluge, followed by Lakhimpur with more than 81,000 sufferers.

The administrations are running 228 relief camps and distribution centers in three areas, where 14,613 persons have taken shelter.

Many roads, embankments, and bridges are damaged by flood waters in Lakhimpur, Cachar, Dhemaji, Biswanath, Majuli and Karimganj districts, ASDMA explained.