No sign of relief of  from flood waters in Assam, the situation continued to remain critical as 27 more villages were submerged on Thursday.
With this, about 1.2 lakh people have been affected in nearly 450 villages, official sources said.
According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 27 villages are affected in five districts - Dhemaji, Chirang, Lakhimpur, Jorhat and Sivasagar.
The flood waters have destroyed standing crops like rice in around 6,500 hectares of agricultural land across 11 districts in the state.
As per ASDMA data, nine relief camps have been set up in Dhemaji and Chirang districts and about 3,000 people have taken shelter there.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh spoke to the state Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and assured him of all kinds of central help.

As per ASDMA data, nine relief camps have been set up in Dhemaji and Chirang districts with about 3,000 people taking shelter there.

The flood victims claimed that flooding was severe as there were no river embankments or those breached by earlier floods not repaired before the deluge.

Besides, 6,100 hectare of agricultural land have been submerged with standing crops like rice being destroyed.

 Brahmaputra was flowing above the danger level at Nematighat in Jorhat district and its tributaries Burhidehing, Desang, Jia Bharali, Puthimari and Beki were flowing above the danger level at Khowang in Dibrugarh district, Nanglamuragat in Sibsagar, N T Road Crossing in Sonitpur, N H Road Crossing in Kamrup and at Road Bridge in Barpeta respectively.

The 11 affected districts are Dhemaji, Tinsukia, Chirang, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Kamrup, Karimganj, Lakhimpur, Morigaon and Sivasagar.


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