LAKHIMPUR/GOLAGHAT, Sept 10 � One person drowned and around 1.5 lakh people were affected in the flash floods which hit Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Golaghat and Sonitpur districts following incessant rains in the upper reaches, reports PTI.
In worst-hit Lakhimpur district, one Govinda Bora drowned in the swollen Sesa river, under Narayanpur revenue circle, after it broke its right bank dyke inundating 30 villages, including Buraburi, Boralopar, Kathalijan and Hingia affecting around 15,000 people, officials said today.
The carcass of a two-year-old rhino calf was recovered from the flood waters inside the Kaziranga National Park�s Gorakali camp area in Golaghat.
Floods due to heavy rains has inundated larges areas of Kaziranga forcing the animals to come out of the national park to move towards the highlands of neighbouring hill district of Karbi Anglong and nearby tea estates for shelter, they said.
Singora, Gandhali and Gabhoru rivers had submerged 32 villages in Narayanpur while in Lakhimpur, Ranganadi has inundated 10 villages, including Major Sapori, Bongaon, Gorsinga, Pandhuwa, Dhandharin kathonin, Jorkhat and Baligaon.
In neighbouring Dhemaji, 30,000 people in 60 villages were affected by swelling Siang river in Pasighat of Arunachal Pradesh, Brahmaputra, Thimen and Lali rivers in Assam.
A red alert has been sounded in Dhemaji district as Brahmaputra and its tributaries were rising menacingly and in Lakhimpur it was above the danger level along its course from Arunachal Pradesh due to heaving rains during the last four days, the officials said.
Rivers Kabusapori, Berasapori, Bogorisapori, Borang and Tengajan in Jonai subdivision, and Jiadhol, Gainadi and Kumotia in Dhemaji subdivision in west Dhemaji subdivision were flowing above the danger level.