Sonitpur (Assam), June 27 (ANI): Continuous rains in Assam have resulted in a flood like situation in Sonitpur and Lakhimpur districts of the state, causing distress to the local residents.
The river Brahmaputra and its tributaries have started to overflow following the rains, leading to floods in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
“The local residents are already facing a crunch for food and now there is scarcity of water as well. A truck with three persons got caught in the flood water. Two persons escaped after they dived from the truck but one person was washed away with the truck,” said Degonta Das, a local resident of Sonitpur.
Das also described a mishap where a person got washed away in the flood.
Around 100 villages each in the two districts are facing floods with the paths interconnecting these villages too going underwater, disrupting life of villagers.
With monsoon getting stronger, many parts of the country are witnessing heavy rains. (ANI)