GUWAHATI, Oct 2 - The third wave of flood that started since September 29 has affected 65,853 people of 72 villages under seven revenue circles of the five districts of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, South Salmara, Goalpara and Karbi Anglong. Altogether 15,039 flood-hit people are taking shelter in 38 relief camps set up by the local administrations in Goalpara (13,739 in 36 relief camps) and Karbi Anglong (1,300 in two relief camps) districts, said the official flood bulletin issued here this evening.
In Karbi Anglong district, a DRDA embankment has been breached at Jamuna Paglathan and a bamboo bridge built over the Jamuna River at Pandit Ghat has also been damaged by floodwaters.
In Goalpara district, floodwaters have damaged the Mongrai Hudakona Wooden Bridge under Maria Revenue Circle, said the flood bulletin.
Meanwhile, the Dhansiri (South) has been flowing above its danger level at Numaligarh in Golaghat district, while the Jia Bharali has also been flowing above its danger level at NT Road Crossing point in Sonitpur district. Both the rivers are however maintaining a falling trend.
The Brahmaputra is maintaining a rising trend at Dibrugarh, Neamatighat and Tezpur. The Subansiri is maintaining the same trend at Chauldhowaghat and Badatighat in Lakhimpur district, while the Desang is maintaining the same trend at Nanglamuraghat in Sivasagar district and the Beki is maintaining the same trend at Road Bridge point in Barpeta district.