Villagers row on a makeshift raft as they try to move to safer places at a flooded village in Nagaon district, in the northeastern state of Assam, India August 16, 2017. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

41,000 People Affected In 6 Districts Of The State Of Assam As Waters Enter, Newer Areas In Dhemaji District.

Rivers in Assam Flowing above the Danger Mark; 41,500 People Affected in 6 Districts.

The Flood in Assam Spread to Newer Areas in Dhemaji District on Sunday with over 41,000 People Affected in 6 Districts of the State.According to a Report by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), more than 41,000 People are Affected at Present in 6 Districts — Dhemaji, Chirang, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat & Cachar districts.

Till Yesterday, over 41,500 People were Affected by the Latest Wave of Flood across 5 Districts — Chirang, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat & Cachar.

The 3rd Wave of Devastating Flood has so far Claimed the Lives of 74 People across the State. With these, the Flood Toll in Assam Went Up to 158, Including 8 in Guwahati.

As per the Report Issued Today, Nagaon is the Worst Affected with 23,500 People, Followed by Morigaon with over 12,500 People Affected in the Deluge.

Currently, 149 Villages are Under Water & over 5,500 Hectares of Crop Areas are Inundated, the ASDMA said. Currently, Dhansiri River at Numaligarh in Golaghat, Jia Bharali at NT Road Crossing in Sonitpur & Kushiyara at Karimganj Town are Flowing above the Danger Mark.

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