90,000 people have been affected in the latest wave of Assam floods across seven districts, Brahmaputra was flowing above the danger mark at two places — Nimatighat in Jorhat and Tezpur in Sonitpur district.
- Dhemaji remained the worst affected district with official sources putting the number of affected people there at over 55,000.
- Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) sources said more than 90,000 people are reeling under flood.
- Authorities have also opened seven relief camps in Lakhimpur district.
- Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger mark at Nematighat in Jorhat and Tezpur in Sonitpur districts.
- Jia-Bharali, Dhansiri and Dikhow, were also flowing above the red mark in Sonitpur, Golaghat and Sivasagar districts.
- 6,000 hectares of crop have been damaged in these districts.
- Forest officials said more than 70 per cent areas of the sanctuary are presently under water, forcing wild animals to go to high land.
- Army flood relief columns are in a state of full readiness to be deployed for flood relief action as and when required in any of the affected areas.
- Flood waters also entered the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary – the world’s most dense habitat of one-horned rhinos.
- Flood waters inundated a CRPF camp in Jorhat, while erosion by Dhansiri river has been reported from Golaghat.
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