Over 8 Lakh Affected In Assam Flood
More than eight lakh people have been affected and 6 are dead in Assam monsoon floods.
The Brahmaputra is one of the largest rivers in the world that cuts through the state's biggest city Guwahati, and five others are flowing above the danger mark along with it, officials confirmed.
According to officials, over 27,000 hectares of farmland is under floodwater and more than 7,000 people have been shifted to 68 relief camps across Assam.
Ferry services across the state have been stopped since Friday as more rains are predicted this weekend.
Dhemaji and Lakhimpur in the tea-rich Upper Assam and Bongaigaon and Barpeta in Lower Assam has suffered more.
According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, Barpeta is the worst-affected as over 85000 people became shelter-less.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal directed the deputy commissioners to set up control rooms and respond to people's calls immediately.