GUWAHATI: The flood situation in the state is becoming grim following incessant rains in the past few days. The administration has closed ferry services between Nematighat in Jorhat and Kamalabari in Majuli today.
The Brahmaputra and its tributaries are maintaining a rising trend. The Kopili River at Kampur flows above the danger level.
According to ASDMA (Assam State Disaster Management Authority) sources, floods and landslides have claimed five lives, including the three who died in the Dima Hasao district yesterday. Three persons are missing in the Cachar district. The situation in Dima Hasao is still grim. The railway track near the New Haflong Railway track is underwater.
The release of water from the Karbi-Langpi Hydroelectric Project (Kopili River) has created havoc in the Nagaon district, inundating many areas. The residents of Laika and Dadhiya villages in the Tinsukia district are under the wrath of the deluge.
Floods affected 15 revenue circles in seven districts – Cachar, Dhemaji, Hojai, Karbi Anglong, Nalbari and Kamrup Metro (urban flood). The wave affected around 56,669 people and damaged 10321.44 hectares of standing crops. The administration set up twenty relief camps.
The floods also affected roads, bridges and embankments at various places in the state.