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Over 8000 people in Dhemaji and Lakhimpur hit by floods in Assam

The floods in Assam wreaked havoc after the weakening of cyclone Amphan, killing 10 people so far

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 Jun 2020 2:40 PM GMT

Guwahati: With rains starting once again in several parts of Assam, the number of people reeling under floods has increased to 8,070 on Thursday.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ADSMA), all the flood-affected persons belong to the neighbouring districts of Dhemaji and Lakhimpur, where 3 revenue circles -- Dhemaji, Jonai, and Narayanpur -- are feeling the impact of the deluge.

Presently, several thousand animals -- 2,173 large, 1,352 small, and 578 large -- are affected due to the floods in Assam.

At the same time, 1,932 hectares of cropland is currently submerged in Dhemaji. In the same district, 5 relief camps have also been opened where 158 persons are currently taking shelter.

Meanwhile, erosion has been reported from Sonitpur, where Bharaliat Garsingha Bihiya village is on the verge of being washed away due to ongoing erosion.

Due to torrential rains, the Brahmaputra (at Neamatighat) and Jua Bharali (at NT Crossing in Lakhimpur) continue to flow above danger level.

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