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First flood wave visits Assam; over 20,000 rendered homeless

Assam sees the first wave of flood rendering around 15,000 people homeless because of incessant rains in the last two days. According to officials sources, water levels of major rivers, including Brahmaputra and Barak, are on the rise. In Lakhimpur and Dhemaji districts, iver 30 villages have been affected by the surging waters of Pisola river. At least 10 villages were hit in Baksa and Udalguri districts. The water levels in most of the major rivers Brahmaputra, Burhidehing, Subansiri, Pagladia and Barak are still rising.

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