Assam: Around 30,000 people affected, administration gears up for flood relief
GUWAHATI | May 29, 2019:
With heavy rainfall in parts of Assam and Meghalaya, nearly 30,000 people have been affected. At least eight villages in Jorhat district and 52 villages in Barak valley's Karimganj district were inundated by flood water.
According to the Karimganj district administration, the rising water of Longai river, a trans-boundary river between India and Bangladesh, and the Singla river broke through many of the embankments and spilt into the nearby villages. Heavy downpour in Mizoram caused the deluge, official sources at Karimganj district administration said.