Assam floods grim, claim one more life
An active monsoon swept many states across the country, even as the flood situation in Assam deteriorated on Tuesday with one more person succumbing to the deluge.
It was a humid day in the national capital with the maximum temperature settling at 36.5 degrees Celsius and the minimum at 23 degrees Celsius.
According to a report by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), more than 3.8 lakh people were affected in the latest wave of flood in Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Golaghat, Cachar, Dhemaji, Biswanath, Karimganj, Sonitpur, Hojai, Majuli, Barpeta, Nagaon and Nalbari districts.
A total of 17 people have died this year in flood-related incidents in the north-eastern state, including seven in Guwahati, it said.
As many as 834 villages are under water and over 19,000 hectares of crop area have been damaged, the ASDMA said, adding the Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger mark at Nimatighat in Jorhat and at Tezpur in Sonitpur.
Other rivers like Dikhow at Sivasagar town in Sivasagar district, Dhansiri at Numaligarh in Golaghat, Jia Bharali at NT Road Crossing in Sonitpur, Barak at Badarpurghat in Karimganj and Kushiyara at Karimganj town in Karimganj are also flowing above the danger marks.
Moderate to heavy rains also hit several parts of mid and lower hills in Himachal Pradesh.