Seven more people were killed in floods and landslides across Assam, taking the death toll in the deluge and related incidents to 33, a government report said on Wednesday.
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Kaziranga National Park and Manas National Park are affected due to Assam floods.
On Tuesday, 25 of Assam's 33 districts were hit by floods, affecting over 13.2 lakh people, besides claiming four lives. Barpeta is the worst-hit district followed by South Salmara and Nalbari. Cropland totalling 75,700 hectares have been damaged across the state.
With monsoon now active across the country, the flood situation in Assam has already affected more than 9.26 lakh people across 2,071 villages in 23 of the state's 33 districts, officials in Guwahati have informed.
The two deaths were reported at Balijana and Matia in Goalpara district due to flood waters, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said in its daily bulletin.
Around 25,000 people have been affected due to the floods triggered by incessant rain and rising level of Brahmaputra, said Dibrugarh Deputy Commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha.
Assam floods: The number of flood-hit people in Dhemaji, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar and Dibrugarh districts was 38,000 on Wednesday, while the swirling floodwaters entered Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Golaghat and Tinsukia districts, raising the figure to 1.89 lakh on Thursday.
Unabated rains have caused a flood-like situation in several districts of Assam. Rains have led to flooding in several low-lying areas. Brahmaputra river was flowing above its normal level while several other tributaries and stream were overflowing causing flood in catchment areas.
Several states in north India received rain on Wednesday as the Monsoon fully covered Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, even as the flood situation in Assam remained grim with one more death taking the toll to 12.
Water level of the Brahmaputra river is rising every hour in Guwahati due to heavy rainfall, leading to flood-like situation in Assam. Local lives got affected due to it.
Following incessant rainfall in Assam, the water level of the Brahmaputra river is rising every hour in Guwahati. Sarat Chandra Kalita, a Central Water Commission official said, "Water level is rising by 2 cm every hour today. It has been increasing since May 16, because of rain".