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Assam floods: 3 dead, over 25,000 affected till now

by Times One Odia
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Following incessant rains in Assam the first wave of flood has swept across six districts of the state and has already affected around 25,000 people till now.

The flood has also claimed multiple lives till now as three people including a woman died in landslide incidents in Haflong area in Dima Hasao district on Saturday.

In the past couple of days, the water level of several rivers are gradually increasing and the water in Kopili river is flowing above the danger level mark after severe rain fall washed out the territories of Assam and neighbouring states– Meghalaya, and Arunachal Pradesh.

According to the flood reports of Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), till May 14, a total of 24,681 people in 94 villages in six districts – Cachar, Dhemaji, Hojai, Karbi Anglong West, Nagaon and Kamrup (Metro) have been affected in the first spell of flood.

The flood waters have also submerged 1732.72 hectares of cropland in the flood hit districts.

More than 21,000 people have been affected alone in Cachar district. The Army, para-military forces, SDRF, Fire and Emergency Services on Saturday had rescued 2,150 people from flood-hit areas of Cachar district.

Several roads, bridges, and irrigation canals were damaged in Hojai, Lakhimpur, Nagaon districts.

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