Northern Assam reel under floods

Guwahati, July 14: Rising water levels of rivers, fed by incessant rain in bordering states, have flooded vast areas in northern Assam’s Lakhimpur and Sonitpur districts.

About 50 villages in Gohpur in Sonitpur district have been inundated by the waters of Brahmajan river.

Continuous rains in Arunachal Pradesh have led to rising water level in the river.

About 200 families have been affected as flood waters entered human habitation areas through breached embankments.

People have been taking shelter on roads and near railway tracks.

In Lakhimpur district, strong current has led the Kani river to change course, affecting large areas.

National highway 52, running through the area, has also been inundated by flood waters.