With no sign of relief from flood waters in Assam, the situation continued to remain critical as 27 more villages were submerged on Thursday.

With this, about 1.2 lakh people have been affected in nearly 450 villages, official sources said. According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 27 villages are affected in five districts — Dhemaji, Chirang, Lakhimpur, Jorhat and Sivasagar.