Flood situation worsens in Assam, Hojai-West Karbi Anglong district, 1.02 lakh people of effect:

Guwahati, May 30: The flood situation in Assam worsens and is continued to remain grim as nearly 4 lakh people of seven districts have been affected.

In central Assam’s Hojai and West Karbi Anglong district, nearly 1.02 lakh people of 110 villages under three revenue circles have been affected in the first wave of floods.

The floodwaters of Kopili, Borpani river have submerged 90 villages in Hojai district and 20 villages in West Karbi Anglong district.

Thousands of families in Hojai and West Karbi Anglong districts were forced to leave their homes after floodwaters entered their homes and they are now taking shelter on roads, railway lines and relief camps.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), nearly 95,000 people have been affected in Hojai district while 20,000 people in West Karbi Anglong district.

The floodwaters submerged 7700 hectares croplands in both district.

The authorities said that, nearly 5300 flood-affected people have taken shelter at 120 relief camps in Hojai district set by the administration.

58-year-old Anumai Bora said that she and her family left their homes and taken shelter on the road after the floodwaters submerged their homes.

“We are facing various problems. Our home is now underwater and we were forced to take shelter on roads,” Animal Bora said.

On the other hand, one person drowned in flood water at Doboka area in Hojai district on Friday.

Portions of several roads, embankments were washed away by the floodwaters and also damaged many roads, bridges in Hojai district.