GUWAHATI, Aug 23 � Assam�s flood situation in severely-hit Dhemaji and Lakhimpur districts today further worsened as the river Subansiri in neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh was in spate, reports PTI.
The death toll in the current wave of flood has risen to three with one person being washed away at Chauldhua village in Lakhimpur last evening, an official report said here today.
Heavy rainfall has led to the overflowing of the Subansiri, a tributary of the Brahmaputra, forcing more than 500 families in Lakhimpur district to take shelter in relief camps set up by the district administration.
The district administration has made arrangements for giving shelter to the affected families and providing them with necessary relief materials, a senior official of the district administration said.
In neighbouring Dhemaji district, a breach in the embankment of the Jiadhol, another tributary of the Brahmaputra, at Tekjuri, has affected around 10,000 people.
The Brahmaputra and all its tributaries in the district were flowing above the danger level and nearly 2.15 lakh people have been affected by the current wave of flood, Dhemaji Deputy Commissioner Monalisa Goswami said.
In other parts of the State, the Brahmaputra was flowing above the danger level in Jorhat, Goalpara and Dhubri, while its tributaries Dhansiri, Jia-Bharali and Kopili were flowing above the danger level in Golaghat, Sonitpur and Nagaon respectively, according to a report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).
The current wave of flood has severely affected the districts of Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Dhemaji, Jorhat, Lakhimpur, Sonitpur, Morigaon, Dibrugarh, Kamrup, Goalpara, Nagaon and Nalbari, inundating nearly a thousand villages.