Thousands affected in floods in Lakhimpur

Thousands of people in several villages in Naoboisa in Lakhimpur district were affected today when the embankment of Singara river was breached by flood water.

According to district administration officials, about 100 metre of embankment in the river was washed away this morning and river water started entering villages.

Heavy rain in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh during the last couple of days has resulted in flood in Naoboisa and breach of the embankment, officials said.