Flood in India on July 24 2016 04:54 AM (UTC).
The flood took a worse turn on Saturday with the drowning of two persons and affecting over five lakh people in 13 districts of Assam. Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said death of two persons has been reported from North Lakhimpur in Lakhimpur and Mayong in Morigaon districts on Saturday. With the latest deaths, the casualties during the ongoing second wave of flood have increased to six this month so far. While Brahmaputra and its tributaries (Dhansiri, Jia Bharali, Puthimari, Beki and Sankosh) continued to flow above danger marks in many places across the state, new districts have engulfed by the deluge. Number of affected districts has increased to 13, affecting 5, 02,813 people. New districts which were engulfed by the deluge are Nagaon, Dibrugarh, Chirang and Dhubri. Till Friday, nine districts were hit by the flood. In Jorhat, the number of affected people has crossed 88,000 on Friday, while in neighbouring Golaghat flood-hit population has gone up to 75, 179. Altogether 70 relief camps have been set up affected districts where 21, 549 people have taken shelter. Over 46,000 hector cropland has been left inundated, while over 1000 livestock washed away as the deluge turned grim on Saturday.