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Assam: Brahmaputra in spate; houses submerged in Morigaon, 120 villages affected

Water gushed into homes in Assam’s Morigaon district after flooding from an overflowing Brahmaputra river submerged several villages amid incessant rainfall in several parts of the state.
According to officials, more than 15,000 people were affected by the flooding in the Morigaon district.

Tasmina Khatoon, a student, told the media that she was using a boat to reach her school amid flooding in the area.

“Water crept into our home. I am facing a lot of problems going to school. Many children in the area are grappling with similar problems and our studies are being affected. Attending school has now become a dangerous proposition,” she added.

A viral video clip from the Mayong area of Morigaon district showed locals looking on as their houses fall to the hungry tides.

According to a report by the Central Water Commission (CWC) on Tuesday, the Brahmaputra River is currently flowing over the danger level mark at 49.87 metres.

Following unrelenting rainfall in parts of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, the water levels of the Brahmaputra River and its tributaries have been rising and have even crossed the danger mark in several areas of the state.

The flood situation in Assam turned grim on Sunday, with over 53,000 people across six districts of the state reported marooned.

As many as 17 districts are currently reeling under the deluge. The worst hit is Lakhimpur district followed by Dhemaji.

Nearly 24,000 locals have been affected in Dhemaji while another 12,000, 8,500 and 7,500 have been stranded in Sonitpur, Lakhimpur, and Dibrugarh districts respectively.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), the flood has affected 120 villages under 11 revenue circles and submerged nearly 3000 hectares of crop area in the flood-hit districts.

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