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Flood situation in Assam affects over 1 lakh people

In Assam, the circumstances remain dire due to floods as about four lakh people of seven districts have been affected till now.

In the first wave of floods, around 1.02 lakh people of 110 villages under three revenue circles have been affected in central Assam’s Hojai and West Karbi Anglong district.

The ninety villages in Hojai district and twenty villages in West Karbi Anglong district have been submerged by The floodwaters of Kopili, Borpani river.

In Hojai and West Karbi Anglong districts, thousands of families were compelled to leave their homes after floodwaters entered their houses. Now, they are taking shelter on roads, railway lines, and relief camps. As per the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), around 95,000 people have been affected in Hojai district, whereas 20,000 people in West Karbi Anglong district is hit by the floods.

In both districts, 7,700 hectares croplands have been submerged by the floodwaters. The authorities stated that in the Hojai district, approximately 5,300 flood-affected people have taken shelter at 120 relief camps set by the administration Fifty-eight-year-old Anumai Bora stated that she and her family left their home and took shelter on a road after the floodwaters entirely submerged their home.

“We are facing various problems. Our house is now flooded and that we were forced to require shelter on roads,” Anumai Bora said. On the other hand, one person has died due to drowning in floodwater in the Sobotka area in Hojai district on Friday. In Hojai district, various roads have caved-in, embankments have washed, bridges are damaged by the floodwaters.

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