Flood waters enter newer areas in Dhemaji district

first_imgThe flood in Assam spread to newer areas in Dhemaji district on Sunday with over 41,000 people affected in six districts of the State.According to a report by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), more than 41,000 people are affected at present in six districts — Dhemaji, Chirang, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat and Cachar districts.Till yesterday, over 41,500 people were affected by the latest wave of flood across five districts — Chirang, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat and Cachar.The third wave of devastating flood has so far claimed the lives of 74 people across the State. With these, the flood toll in Assam went up to 158, including eight in Guwahati.As per the report issued today, Nagaon is the worst affected with 23,500 people, followed by Morigaon with over 12,500 people affected in the deluge.Currently, 149 villages are under water and over 5,500 hectares of crop areas are inundated, the ASDMA said. Currently, Dhansiri river at Numaligarh in Golaghat, Jia Bharali at NT Road Crossing in Sonitpur and Kushiyara at Karimganj town are flowing above the danger mark.last_img