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More Than Two Hundred Villages Submerged By Floods In Assam

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The Flood situation in Assam turned grim claiming the life of a child as flood waters submerged 250 villages in Assam's Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Nagaon, Sonitpur and Golaghat districts following incessant rainfall in the state, officials said.

Water levels in the Brahmaputra and its tributaries crossed danger point in several areas of the state.

The flood situation in Lakhimpur district turned critical as flood waters of Subansiri, Ranganadi inundated 120 villages and washed away three embankments in the district.

Flood waters washed away a minor boy in Naoboisa area in the district on Saturday morning.

In Lakhimpur, more than one lakh people under seven revenue circles had effected in the first wave flood and flood effected people had took shelter at several embankments, National Highway, schools.

In Dhemaji, Sonitpur, Nagaon districts, more than 120 villages were submerged by flood waters and people took shelter in safer places.

Flood waters also submerged 80 percent of the area in Kaziranga National Park (KNP).

"Waters had entered at least 50 camps in the national park and animals had moved to nearest Karbi Anglong hills by crossing NH-37," a KNP official said.

"We had already introduced time card for all vehicles to control the speed in NH-37," the official said.

Hemanta Kumar Nath reports on local news in Assam, the north east Indian state. Read more stories by Hemanta Kumar Nath. Contact him through NewsBlaze.

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