Assam flood situation turns critical, 3.87 lakh affected

GUWAHATI: The flood situation in Assam deteriorated drastically on June 15 with nearly four lakh people affected across seven districts of the state.
According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 3.87 lakh people have been affected in Hojai, Karbi Anglong East, Karbi Anglong West, Golaghat, Karimganj, Hailakandi and Cachar districts in the first wave of floods to have hit the state this year.
So far, three persons have lost their lives in landslides and flood-related incidents in different parts of the state.
According to the report issued on June 15, Hailakandi has been the worst-hit with nearly 2.06 lakh people affected, followed by Karimganj with almost 1.33 lakh people.
Currently, 668 villages are under water and 1,912 hectares of crop area has been damaged, the ASDMA said.

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