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Advisory issued following flood, landslides in Guwahati

Many areas of the city were submerged in kneed deep water.

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Guwahati: The Kamrup-Metro district administration has issued an advisory for the residents of Guwahati and nearby areas following heavy flooding and landslides in the city. 

The Kamrup-Metro district administration has urged the residents of Guwahati and nearby areas of the district in Assam not to venture out of their homes unless necessary. 

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“In view of incessant rains, citizens are advised not to venture out unless absolutely essential,” Kamrup-Metro district administration in Assam said in a statement. 

The Assam State Disaster Management (ASDMA) authority has also issued two numbers 1070 and 1079—for emergency assistance to the affected people in Guwahati.

Meanwhile, Guwahati has been hit by unprecedented flash floods on Tuesday morning following incessant rainfall since Monday night.

The Guwahati Railway station got waterlogged after a heavy downpour that lashed the city since Monday night. Many areas of the city were submerged in kneed deep water.

Water entered the residential areas and houses in Hatigaon, Chandmari, Zoo Road, Beltola, Rukminigaon and other areas of the city on Tuesday morning.

On the other hand, four construction workers were killed in a landslide triggered by incessant rains.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted the continuation of heavy rainfall activity over the Northeast till June 17.

The IMD has sounded a red alert for Assam and Meghalaya.

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