The deteriorating flood situation in Assam has marooned nearly 90 lakh people and killed at least seven in the last two days.
Incessant rains for the past two days have raised the water level of Brahmaputra River and its tributaries, posing a serious threat to the residents of the area.
The seven people who became the victim of the flood belonged to different districts including Lakhimpur, Dhubri, Nalbari, Golaghat, Morigaon and Barpeta. Crops in nearly 90,867 hectares of agricultural land across the states have been destroyed in the flood this year, NDTV reported.
Although, the flood situation is said to have improved in Dhubri, Kokrajhar and Karbi Anglong districts, situation in two districts—Lakhimpur and Dhemaji, have worsened due to heavy rainfall in the neighbouring state of Arunachal Pradesh.
Five teams of National Disaster Management and the state disaster management authorities are working together to rescue the stranded people and are carrying out relief operations across 15 affected districts.
Nearly 118 relief camps for over 95,922 people have been set up across the 15 affected districts— Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Golaghat, Sivasagar, Sonitpur, Nalbari, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Morigaon, Kamrup, Dhubri, Kokrajhar and Karbi Anglong besides Dhemaji and Lakhimpur.