Flood situation in Assam improves, one drowns in floodwaters

Guwahati, May 31: The flood situation in Assam improves considerably on Sunday though one person lost his life due to drowning in floodwaters taking the death toll to seven.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), one person drowned in floodwaters at Matia in Goalpara district on Sunday.

Following the halt of rains, the overall flood situation in Assam is now improving as the numbers of flood-affected people came down to 2.52 lakh from 3.72 lakh.

The ASDMA daily data said that, nearly 2.52 lakh people of three districts – Goalpara, Nagaon, Hojai are still affected in the first wave of floods.

293 villages of seven revenue circles of three districts have been affected by floods and 25,044 hectares of crop areas are still under floodwater. The first spate of floods hit the state and over 2 lakh people of seven districts have been affected in the floods

Nearly 1.51 lakh have affected in Goalpara district while 68,000 people affected in Hojai and 32,700 people in Nagaon district.

Around 10,000 people are still taking shelter at 63 relief camps in three flood affect districts.

Water levels of Brahmaputra river and many other rivers are receding, but the water level of Kopili river is still flowing above danger level mark at Kanpur and Dharamtul in Nagaon district.