Dhubri: Flood Situation Worsens

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The second wave of flood has inundated 544 villages affecting 5,51,207 population in Dhubri and around 10 thousand hectares of cropland have been submerged underwater.

According to the flood report of Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 96 villages and a population of 2,07,014 under Dhubri Revenue Circle have been affected by the flood.

Similarly, under Gauripur, Golokganj, Agomoni, Chapar, Bilasipara, Athani and South Salmara revenue circles, number of villages affected by the ongoing flood are 68, 06, 25, 34, 39, 112 and 164 villages respectively.

One death has been reported due to flood on Tuesday in the district.

According to the administration, a 14-year-old girl at village Nayahat Bilasipara area drowned in water while she was taking a bath.

Meanwhile, the water from the rivers has already clogged most of the drains in Dhubri town and the floodwater from the rivers has started entering inside the town by crossing the GTB, at various places.

The flood has affected all the wards under Dhubri municipal area, and thousands of houses have been submerged.

Many government offices, mainly the office of the district election officer, the inspector of schools, Social Welfare Office have been under the flood, few schools of the district have also been reported to be under knee-deep water.

Meanwhile, the water level of Brahmaputra is still on the rise.

At least six roads and two bridges have already been damaged in the district.

It may be mentioned that the Brahmaputra has crossed its danger level and is flowing at 30.17 metres while its tributaries Gangadhar is also flowing at 29.94 metres, against their danger levels of 28.68 metres and 29.94 metres respectively.

Moreover, there are 1,688 inmates living in 21 relief camps of the district while thousands of families have so far been shifted to the highland areas mainly on the roadside of National Highway and other safe places.



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