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Flood situation worsen in Assam; road connectivity snapped

At least 11 lakh people in 25 districts have been affected by the floods with the newly formed Bajali district being the worst hit.

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Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam has worsened further with most of the major rivers flowing well above the danger line mark amid incessant rain triggering landslides in many places across the state.

At least 11 lakh people in 25 districts have been affected by the floods with the newly formed Bajali district being the worst hit.

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The flood waters have submerged 19782.80 hectares of cropland in the flood-hit districts.  According to state government data, 1,510 villages under 72 revenue circles are currently underwater.

The administrations of flood-affected districts have issued alerts, urging people not to go out of their homes unless it is urgent or there is a medical emergency.

The road connectivity of the capital Guwahati has been snapped with various districts. The Barak Valley has been cut off from the rest of Assam as heavy rains resulted in the caving of roads at National Highway 06.

Most parts of the capital Guwahati has come to a standstill due to waterlogging for the third consecutive day. Several landslides have also been reported in Guwahati city with three persons getting injured in Ajantanagar in the Noonmati area. Two children have been killed in Goalpara district due to landslides.

At least six trains have been cancelled, and four partially cancelled following waterlogging on the tracks between Nalbari and Ghograpar of the Rangiya division in Lower Assam, according to an official.

Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor and director Rohit Shetty have contributed Rs 5 lakhs to the CM Relief Fund for the flood-affected people in the state, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted, thanking them for their act of generosity.

Both Assam and Meghalaya received 272mm more rainfall than normal till Wednesday. The weather department has extended the red alert in the two states till this weekend.

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