Over 25,000 people have been affected in 42 villages across Assam in the second round of floods this year.

According to an official release by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), flood water affected Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Sonitpur and Jorhat districts.

Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger mark at Nematighat and Dhubri, while Beki is flowing over the danger mark at Barpeta town.

Over 60 villages in the world’s largest river island Majuli were submerged on Thursday following heavy rain, and nearly 20,000 people were shifted to higher lands, the release said.

All families were asked to shift to higher places before the situation turns more serious, Majuli Sub—Divisional Officer Loya Maduri said.

The Majuli island administration and the Jorhat district administration kept extra boats, medicines, tarpaulins, kerosene and salt ready to deal with the situation, Maduri said, adding over one lakh people stay in the flood-prone areas of the Jorhat district and Majuli island.