Parts of North, East India receive heavy showers; rains, floods kill three in Assam
PARTS of Northern and Eastern India received heavy showers on Wednesday while in the North-Eastern State of Assam three persons were killed in rain and flood related incidents and over two lakh people across 11 districts have been affected by the deluge.
The national capital had overcast conditions and the weather department has predicted only very light rains during the next two to three days. On Wednesday morning, Delhi recorded a low of 28.2 degrees Celsius, a notch more than normal, and humidity levels at 80 per cent. In Assam, several rivers, including the Brahmaputra, are in spate following heavy rains. Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Darrang, Barpeta, Nalbari, Chirang, Golaghat, Majuli, Jorhat and Dibrugarh districts have been hit by the floods which has affected 2,07,100 persons, the State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said.
Three persons died in rain and flood related incidents in Golaghat, Dhemaji and Kamrup Metropolitan districts, it said, adding 530 villages are under water and 13,267.74 hectares of crop area has been damaged. Thirteen relief camps and distribution centres are being run by authorities in four districts and 249 people have taken shelter at these facilities. Several rivers, including the Brahmaputra, the Dikhow, the Dhansiri, the Jia Bharali, the Puthimari and the Beki, are flowing above the danger level at various districts.