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Floods in Dhemaji District

Dhemaji: Floods are in full flow in Dhemaji. Almost 40,000 people have been displaced after a breach in the embankment of the Jiadhol river. 25 villages are reported to be under water and the people have been stranded at various places. People have taken refugee in schools and colleges. Military helicopters are also dropping food and other essentials, officials said on Friday. A government spokesman said that nearly 120 villages in all in Dhemaji are affected since Thursday. This is the second spate of floods to hit Assam this year after the lull in floods last year
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