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Assam: Karimganj District Gets Heavily Flooded, Many Areas Submerged; 90,000 People Hit

As floods continue to wreak havoc in Assam, Karimganj district has been witnessing severe waterlogging with as many as 90,000 people affected.

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As severe floods continue to wreak havoc in Assam, Karimganj district witnessed major waterlogging that has submerged many parts of the area. As many as 90,000 people have been affected by the alarming water levels of Kushiyara, Longai and Singla rivers flowing above the danger mark. New areas including the Karimganj town is also experiencing rising water levels due to the heavy rains.

According to the state's local administration, approximately 35,000 people have been affected in RK Nagar. 25,000 people in Nilambazar and nearly 13,000 people in Karimganj town have been hit as the flood situation worsens. Many people from the flood-affected areas have been taking shelter in relief camps, road embankments and high lands. With more than 10,000 people set up in relief camps by the district administration, the situation remains grave.

In the Karimganj town area, the flood waters entered many roads and business institutions. Furthermore, the floods have led to landslides, claiming 71 lives so far in the state. Assam has been seeing major flooding and landslides for eight days since June 13.

Assam CM chairs review meet on critical flood situation

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma chaired a review meeting on the ongoing flood situation in the state on June 20 and discussed the flood situation and disaster management preparedness with deputy commissioners and other civil servants.

In a tweet, Assam CM Sarma also informed that the situation in the state was being monitored by the Centre and Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma took to twitter to thank the Home Minister for his continuous inquiry regarding the critical flood situation in Assam. The Union Minister also stated that to check the extent of the damage caused by the floods, a team of officials will soon be sent by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

As many as 31 lakh people in 32 districts of the state have been affected by the floods. These districts include Bajali, Baksa, Barpeta, Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Cachar, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Dima Hasao, Goalpara, Hojai, Kamrup, Kamrup (Metro), Karbi Anglong West, Karimganj, Kokrajhar, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Morigaon, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sivasagar, Sonitpur, Sivasagar, South Salmara, Tamulpur, Tinsukia, and Udalguri.

Following the incessant rainfall in the states of Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh along with the neighbouring country of Bhutan, water levels of rivers surrounding the regions have risen to a degree above the danger level. The waters of the rivers Beki, Manas, Pagladiya, Puthimari, Kopili, Jia-Bharali, and Brahmaputra are flowing above the danger level. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team continues to relentlessly serve the area in rescue operations 

(With inputs from ANI)

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