GUWAHATI: Assam Flood : Minor Drowned, Heavy Erosions in 5 Dists
A child was killed in the state due to drowning in the last 24 hours, said Assam State Disaster Management Authority in its flood bulletin on Saturday.
With monsoon showers continued in several parts of the state and region, the first wave flood has flooded at least two villages of Mangoldoi in Darrang district since Friday. A total of 74 hectares of cropland were destroyed by flood also.
According to the report, the victim child was killed in Barpeta district on Saturday. However, the report mentioned that it was an incident of general drowning and did not relate to the flood.
For rescue operations, one boat was also deployed in Barpeta district so far.
Meanwhile, embankments at Sarthebari in Barpeta, Goroimari in Biswanath were also reportedly damaged by floodwaters. Heavy erosion was reported from Barpeta, Biswanath, Goalpara, Golaghat and Morigaon districts.