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Latest Update on Flood Situation in Assam 0500 hrs Saturday IST- Guwahati in danger

Lakhimpur: The flood situation in the North Bank of Assam mainly the Dhemaji district has turned critical once again. Flash Floods in Ronganodi breached a vital dyke in four places of Lahimpur cutting off parts of Lakhimpur district and Dhemaji from the rest of Assam.

The temporary Bailey bridge constructed by the Army for connecting Dhemaji has also been damaged once again by floods. Reports have just come in on Friday morning that four more embankments have been washed.

The silver lining is that no causalities have been reported so far and there is no shortage of essential commodities as well.

Meanwhile the Brahmaputra is reported to be rising in various parts of the State.

Puthimari river in Goreswar washed away a large portion of a dyke at Harijhora in Goreswar. More than a hundred villages have got submerged.

Report at 500 hrs Saturday IST

Purhimari river breached another vital embankment near Rangia. There are chances that Train tracks and NH 37 may get flooded, cutting off Guwahati from the rest of India.

Meanwhile Encephalitis has also broken out in Lahimpur and Dhemaji due to the continuous floods and has already claimed 9 and 4 lives respectively. Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma has intimated that the dreaded disease has already claimed around 55 lives this season.

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