Worsening flood situation in Assam blocks Guwahati-Shillong road link


Floods situation in Assam have worsened after the days of incessant rains causing road links between Guwahati and Shillong to be severely affected.

The continuous rainfall also triggered landslides at several places on Sunday. The traffic along the National Highway 40 was brought to halt leaving hundreds of vehicles stranded on both Assam and Meghalaya sides after Byrinhat region and Unming near Nongpoh experiences incidents of landslides.

The National Highway Authority of India had taken the help of several bulldozers to clear the landslides in the affected areas.

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The affected districts are Dhemaji, Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Sonitpur, Barpeta, Goalpara, Morigaon, Cachar, Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Tinsukia, Darrang, Baksa, Nalbari, Kamrup, Dibrugarh, Sivasagar, Golaghat, Kamrup(Metro), Dhubri and Nagaon and National Disaster Response Force(NDRF) was deployed in all of them.

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Assam State Disaster Management Authority said that the second wave of floods had caused more than 2100 villages to be submerged in water.

The state government has called army to assist in rescue and relief operations. According to the ASDMA, nearly three lakh people have taken shelter in the 3200 relief camps set up by the state government.