- Monsoon floods have inundated at least 21 of the 33 districts in Assam
- Ferry services across the state have been stopped since Friday
- Barpeta is the worst-affected with over 85,000 people seeking shelter
The situation in Assam worsened on Saturday as floods in the state claimed another life, taking the number of deaths to seven as as over 14 lakh people were affected by the deluge across 25 districts of the state. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal called Union Home Minister Amit Shah and briefed him about the latest flood situation in the state. Mr Shah has assured all help from the Centre to the north eastern state and asked the Assam government to ensure all-out efforts to provide relief to the flood-affected. At present, over 14.06 lakh persons have been affected by the floods in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darrang, Baksa, Barpeta, Nalbari, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Goalpara, Kamrup, Morigaon, Hojai, Nagaon, Golaghat, Majuli, Jorhat, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Cacha and West Karbi Anglong districts, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority said. Barpeta is the worst hit with 5.22 lakh people suffering, followed by Dhemaji (1.38 lakh people) and Morigaon (nearly 95,000 persons). Currently, the Brahmaputra at Guwahati, Nimatighat in Jorhat, Tezpur in Sonitpur, Goalpara and Dhubri towns, while the Barak at AP Ghat in Cachar and Badarpurghat in Karimganj are flowing above the danger mark.
Here are the highlights on situation in Assam:
Assam: Troops of Indian Army along with SDRF & Civil Administration conducted rescue operations & evacuated around 150 villagers who were stranded in Balipur Char of Baksa District. The villagers were shifted to flood relief shelters in Odalguri village. pic.twitter.com/iqihLVjmsU- ANI (@ANI) 13 July 2019