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Assam floods hit 1L people

Almost one lakh people have been affected across six districts in the first wave of floods in Assam.

According to an official release by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), nearly one lakh people were suffering in Jorhat, Sivasagar, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Cachar and Charaideo districts. Authorities have opened 40 relief camps in Sivasagar, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh and Charaideo, where 7,412 people are taking shelter.

So far, nearly 5,000 hectares of crop area have been inundated by flood water, the release said. The Burhidihing and Desang Naglamuraga rivers are flowing above the danger mark in Sivasagar, it added.

Army, NDRF and SDRF teams have been deployed to carry out search and rescue operations in flood-affected areas of Charaideo district. Relief materials have been distributed to flood-affected people in Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Charaideo.

Meanwhile, train services over Lumding Silchar hill section, which resumed on Sunday evening with the movement of goods train, had to be controlled again on Monday due to further landslides at four places between Lumding and Badarpur. Accordingly train services in the section have been regulated till completion of restoration work, NF Railway officials said.
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