The flood situation in Assam deteriorated drastically on Friday with nearly four lakh people affected across seven districts of the state. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 3.87 lakh people have been affected in Hojai, Karbi Anglong East, Karbi Anglong West, Golaghat, Karimganj, Hailakandi and Cachar districts in the first wave of floods to have hit the state this year.
Till Thursday, the number of flood-hit people stood at 1.67 lakh in seven districts. So far, three persons have lost their lives in landslides and flood-related incidents in different parts of the state.
According to the report issued today, Hailakandi has been the worst-hit with nearly 2.06 lakh people affected, followed by Karimganj with almost 1.33 lakh people.
Currently, Dhansiri river at Numaligarh in Golaghat, Jia Bharali at NT Road crossing in Sonitpur, Kopili at Kampur in Nagaon, Barak at AP Ghat in Cachar and Badarpurghat in Karimganj, Katakhal at Matizuri in Hailakandi and Kushiyara at Karimganj town are flowing above the danger mark.
In Manipur, over 1.5 lakh people were left marooned in two flood-hit districts as the situation in the Imphal Valley worsened with the death toll rising to six.
The Relief and Disaster Management, in a report, said the intensity of flooding has been increasing at Thoubal and Imphal West districts with 1.5 lakh people being marooned.
About 12,500 houses have been damaged and 5,200 people moved out of the area, according to latest reports.