16 Killed in Assam Floods

International Desk
27 June 2020, Sat
Published: 01:16

16 Killed in Assam Floods

More than 2.52 lakh people have been affected in 16 districts in fresh floods caused by heavy rains in the past 4 days in Assam in India.

With one more death reported due to drowning in Dibrugarh district, the death toll goes up by 16 in this season.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, 492 villages in 23 revenue circles of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sibsagar, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts have been affected by floods.

Notably, Ten wards of Dibrugarh in Upper Assam were inundated by rain waters causing panic among the general public to commute as waterlogging covered most of the areas.

Meanwhile, in a press notification, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said that in Assam and Meghalaya rainfall is expected at most places with isolated heavy to very heavy and extremely heavy falls till June 30. Source: guwahatiplus