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Monsoon wrecks havoc in Assam, 54 dead; 2930 villages submerged

Saturday, 18 June 2022 (15:54 IST)
Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam has worsened with all major rivers flowing above the danger mark and the rising waters have claimed 54 lives so far.Several parts of the state received incessant rains, triggering landslides at multiple locations.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, the flood has affected nearly 19 lakh people in 2,930 villages across 28 districts of the state.
Landslides have been reported from various parts of the state.

The state has been wracked by heavy downpours for the last five days, resulting in knee-deep water logging on all major roadways in Guwahati.According to the Regional Meteorological Centre, Guwahati, the rain is unlikely to let up for the next two days at least.Both Assam and Meghalaya are under a ‘red alert’ till June 18.(UNI)

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