Assam’s flood situation worsens with Dima Hasao being worst hit
The flood situation in Assam is worsening by the day with incessant rains wreaking havoc in several parts of the state. Water levels of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries have
The flood situation in Assam is worsening by the day with incessant rains wreaking havoc in several parts of the state.
Water levels of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries have risen above the danger level in most areas, thereby flooding homes and agricultural lands along the banks.
Of all the places, Dima Hasao has been worse affected by floods and landslides.
As many as 28 villages of the district are bracing floods and landslides at the same time, whereas movement in five states as national highways have been shut.
Besides, electricity has also been snapped in many areas coupled with dysfunctional mobile networks.
And not just this, rail routes has also been compromised thereby affecting commute to the neighbouring northeastern states. As a result probable food scarcity now looms large in Tripura and Mizoram.
Earlier, massive landslides in Haflong claimed the lives of at least three people, including a student of Class 4.
Meanwhile, similar situations have been witnessed in other parts of the state including Raha and Bajali.
On the other hand, Kampur continues to reel in floodwaters for the third consecutive day.
The strong waves of the Kapili river has washed away the dam in Garukhunda. Besides, floods have also reportedly destroyed the house of a family who are now taking shelter in a library.
First Published: 16th May, 2022 9:27 IST
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