Assamese say “Rain, Rain Go Away” as almost 2 lakh people got trapped in flood
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 02-Jul-2017

Dispur, July 2: Monsoon has started showing its effect at many parts of the country. In Northeast, Assam state is facing hazardous effect of rain as more than two lakh people are reeling under the impact of floods in eight districts.

The swirling flood waters have overrun several villages. The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) released a report which says that over 2.68 lakh people have been affected in Barpeta, Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Karimganj, Cachar, Dhemaji, Karbi Anglong and Biswanath districts of the state.

The report revealed that 453 villages are currently under water with over 5,272 hectares of crop areas have been damaged. Having a 1.53 lakh sufferers, Karimganj is the worst affected amongst all and Lakhimpur has 76,000 people affected.

The authorities set a 269 relief camp in four districts were almost 5,670 people have taken shelter. The bridges have been damaged in Barpeta, Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Karbi Anglong and Biswanath and also affected the several roads in the state, informed report.