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Incessant rain in Arunachal Pradesh and other adjoining states have worsened the flood situation in Assam, with official sources putting the total number of affected people at 1.12 lakh in seven districts on Friday. The Brahmaputra and several of its tributaries were flowing above the danger mark in several districts.

The authorities have called out the Army to help carry out rescue operations in Jorhat district, where the situation turned critical as the Bhogdoi caused a major breach and washed away about 200 metres of an embankment near Dhekargora near Jorhat town in the wee hours of Friday. While 20 villages have been inundated, about 1,000 people have been shifted to four relief camps.

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The Brahmaputra has also threatened to damage a spur on its southern bank at Kokilamukh, about five kms from Jorhat town, with the strong current already causing severe erosion, the latest flood update released by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said. Any major breach in the embankment at Kokilamukh would pose a major threat to Jorhat town.

Several villages in the island subdivision of Majuli in Jorhat district too remained under water with the Brahmaputra flowing over the danger mark for the fifth consecutive day. Boat ferry service between Majuli and Jorhat has remained suspended due to the increasing water level, while official sources put the number of affected people at around 9,000.

More areas have been also inundated in Lakhimpur, Sonitpur, Golaghat, Morigaon, Nagaon and Barpeta districts, while many localities of Guwahati city remained submerged due to floods caused by heavy rains since Wednesday night. The authorities have distributed drinking water and food in the worst-affected Guwahati localities like Anil-nagar and Tarun-Nagar.

More rains: There is more rain in store for Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura in the next four days, the IMD website has said. Arunachal Pradesh has been experiencing heavy rainfall in the past two weeks, with the IMD website saying the state had recorded 26 per cent excess rain. (ends)”

[Source:indianexpress]