Guwahati: More than 8 lakh people have been affected in Assam as monsoon floods have inundated 21 of the 33 districts in the state. The Brahmaputra river, one of the largest in the world that cuts through the Guwahati city, and five others are flowing above the danger mark, officials have said.
Six people have died so far due to floods in Assam. Three people have died – two people in Golaghat while another was killed in Halflong in a landslide, taking the number of those killed due to floods to six.
Over 27,000 hectares of farmland is also under flood waters and more than 7,000 people have been evacuated to 68 relief centres across the state.
Dhemaji and Lakhimpur in the tea-rich Upper Assam, and Bongaigaon and Barpeta in Lower Assam are the worst-hit districts.
Barpeta is the worst-affected with over 85,000 people seeking shelter, said the Assam State Disaster Management Authority.