The Assam Kaziranga University

Artificial floods induced by heavy rains in Assam affected around 25,000 people across six districts this year.

Three were killed in landslide incidents in Haflong, Dima Hasao district, including a woman, on Saturday.

The water levels in various rivers are progressively rising as a result of the incessant rains, and the Kopili river is now flowing above the danger level.

Heavy rains also hit neighbouring states like Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh, causing major floods.

The first spell of flood affected 24,681 people in 94 villages in six districts: Cachar, Dhemaji, Hojai, Karbi Anglong West, Nagaon, and Kamrup (Metro), according to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).

Over 21,000 individuals in the Cachar district alone were affected. On Saturday, the Army, paramilitary forces, the SDRF, and the Fire and Emergency Services evacuated 2,150 persons from flood-affected regions in the Cachar district.

In Hojai, Lakhimpur, and Nagaon districts, several roads, bridges, and irrigation canals were damaged.

The Assam Kaziranga University