Dhansiri River floods Barpathar, Situation tense as embankment swept away


  • Dhansiri River floods Barpathar, Situation tense as embankment swept away
21-07-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

Situation in Barpathar town of Golaghat district has turned out be chaotic as flash flood have washed away an embankment. The water from the river is presently flowing at a height of waist level

Dhansiri River’s sudden strong current has left the area in a devastating situation as more embankments are expected to be damaged if the situation prevails for another hour or so. Many villages have come under the grip of the flash flood.

Around 3,000 people are stuck in the floods as rescue operations have not yet reached in the flood affected area. The government has ordered the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) to take control of the situation. Meanwhile, a SDRF team is on the way from Bokakhat.

The Barpathar-Golaghat roadway has also been completely flooded with transportation expected to be halted at any moment. Nine relief camps in the area has also come under the grip of the flood.

Tags : Assam Floods Dhansiri River Golaghat


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