Assam yet to get relief; around 39, 000 people left homeless due to flood
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 07-Jul-2017

Dispur, July 7: Almost 39,753 people of Assam have been affected and fourteen districts of the state are in water due to the grip of floods. The recent scenario has forced the state government to open 128 relief camps with Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal taking stock of the situation.

Three Minor lost their lives on Thursday due to the current wave of floods in Assam which is taking the toll of 24.

Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Golaghat, Sivasagar, Cachar, Dhemaji, Biswanath, Karimganj, Sonitpur, Hojai, Majuli, Barpeta, Chirang, Nagaon and Nalbari are the flood-affected districts of Assam.

Early on Wednesday over lakh people of 13 districts wound under the fury of a flood caused by incessant rains in Assam. The flood water has submerged the low-lying areas of the Kaziranga national park. Similarly, several rivers were still continuously showing a mounting trend.

As the Brahmaputra is maintaining an increasing trend, ferry services between Guwahati and North Guwahati have been suspended for the time being. State Disaster Response Force has already evacuated 400 students to safer places at Nalbari district.

Previously on July 3, the flood claimed the life of one in Lakhimpur district. Some of the worst affected districts were Karimganj, Lakhimpur, Golaghat.

108 relief camps are sheltering almost 24 thousand of Assamese. Relief material includes of drinking water and food are been distributed. The medical teams were also deployed in flood-hit areas.

Cattle stock, houses, infrastructures including roads, culverts and agriculture land are deluged due to floods.