Floods continue to wreak havoc in Assam

Sivasagar (Assam), July 13 (ANI): Flood situation remained grim in Assam’s Sivasagar district, forcing 20,000 people to seek shelter in relief camps.

More than 20,000 people in Sonari and Nazira areas were forced into relief camps as overflowing Dikhow and Desang rivers inundated more than 100 villages.

S.Dhiren, an official of Krishna Guru Seva Ashram, a voluntary group, said that food and other essentials were being distributed in the relief camps.

“We are distributing rice and cereals for the people affected by the flood waters besides other relief material,” said Dhiren.

Water Resource Department officials say the water level of overflowing rivers has reached 95.13 metres, 10 centimetres less than the June 1998 flood level.

Every year, the monsoon causes the river to flood in Assam.