Red alert sounded in Assam as flood situation turns grim.Byline: ANI
Majuli (Assam) July 3 (ANI): Heavy rain in catchment areas of the Brahmaputra River Brahmaputra River
River, Central and South Asia. From its headsprings in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China (as the Yarlung River), it flows across southern Tibet to break through the Himalayas in great gorges (where it is known as the Dihang). at the foothills of the Himalayas in Arunachal Pradesh Arunachal Pradesh (är'ənächəl prədĕsh`), state (2001 provisional pop. 1,091,117), 31,438 sq mi (81,424 sq km), NE India, bordered on the north by the Tibet region of China and on the east by Myanmar. The capital is Itanagar. has led flood Assam to declare a red alert in anticipation of floods.
An alert has been sounded in Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Sonitpur, Jorhat and Majuli.The National Disaster Rescue Force has been called for rescue operations.
According to official sources, over two lakh lakh
(in India) 100 000, esp. referring to this sum of rupees [Hindi lākh]
Noun 1. lakh - the cardinal number that is the fifth power of ten
100000, hundred thousand people in nearly 300 villages have been affected by the overflowing river.
In Majuli, an embankment was breached at Nayabazaar flooding Jengraimukh, Fuloni, Halodiati, Kherkotamukh and Nayabazaar areas.
In Lakhimpur, a 100-metre stretch of geo-fabric embankment was breached at Matmora affecting nearly 200 villages.
East Dhakuakhana, Matmora, Kherkota, Dangdhara, Dimoruguri, Kekuri and Dholpata were also submerged by floods.
Over 30,000 people have been displaced in the upper Majuli area. Offices, schools and other establishments in Majuli have been inundated in·un·date
tr.v. in·un·dat·ed, in·un·dat·ing, in·un·dates
1. To cover with water, especially floodwaters.
2. with floodwaters. (ANI)
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