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4.70 lakh hit by 2nd wave of floods in Karimganj
 KARIMGANJ, July 10 – A total of 4.70 lakh people have been affected by the second wave of floods in Karimganj district. Out of them, 55,000 people have taken shelter in 311 relief camps.

 According to district administration sources, 7577.20 qtls of rice, 1399.25 qtls of pulse, 394 bags of salt, 2500 packets of baby food have been distributed among the flood victims.

It is learnt that 926 habitations in the district were badly affected by the recent floods, where 48 water supply schemes under Karimganj PHE division have been completely or partially submerged by flood waters. PHE Karimganj division has provided 6 lakh water purification packets among the marooned people. The department also arramged water supply to the relief camps through water tankers.

In Cachar, 19 water supply schemes at Katigorah and Borkhola LAC under Silchar PHE-I division were submerged by flood waters. Gautam Paul, executive engineer of Silchar PHE division-I disclosed that Niz Jalalpur, Rongghar, Leverputa, Chandinagar, Niz Haritikar, Voterchak, Mahadevpur, Narapati, Jagadishpur, Natanpur, Harinagar Pt-4, Chandinagar Pt-3, Nishintapur, Algapur, Kalinagar, Purandarpur, Rakhal Khalerpar, Srikona Pt-3 and Hatirhar w/s/s under Katigorah LAC and Nischintapur, Algapur, Kalinagar, Purandarpur, Rakhal Khalerpar, Srikona Pt-3 and Hatirhar w/s/s under Borkhola LAC were submerged by the recent floods. Silchar PHE division-I distributed 6000 water purification packets to the marooned families every day.

A team of PHE Silchar division-I led by Gautam Paul visited the flood damaged villages of Rajatilla, Harinagar, Telitikar, Leverputa, Katigorah, Gumrah, Borkhola and Jarailtola where they urged upon the people to drink pure water only. The PHE department is continuing their services for the interest of the flood victims, said Gautam Paul.

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