Guwahati: New areas have been flooded in Assam as rains continue to lash many parts of the state, an official said on Thursday.
Although the number of flood-affected districts in the city increased from nine districts to five districts on Wednesday, the number of affected people decreased to 50,839 from 69,750 on Wednesday, the press release said.
Lakhimpur district is the worst hit with more than 37,000 affected by the natural calamity.
The north-eastern region is currently experiencing a wave of heavy rains since Monday.
The Assam State Disaster Management (ASDMA) report said that as many as 199 villages under 20 revenue divisions are currently affected by the floods.
The Brahmaputra is running at a dangerous level at Nematighat in Jorhat and Tezpur, it added.
Two beds – one each in Biswanath and Dibrugarh – were damaged.
Erosion was reported in Biswanath, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Lakhimpur, Morigaon, Majuli, Goalpara and Tinsukia districts.
The state meteorological centre, Guwahati, has predicted scattered and isolated rains in several districts till Friday.
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