|Puthimari embankment breached, floods wreak havoc in Baksa dist |
GORESWAR, July 12 - Following incessant rain in the foothills of Bhutan and release of excess water from the Kurichhu Hydro Power Project in the neighbouring country, the rivers in the downstream areas have overflowed their banks.
The water level of Puthimari, Suklai, Barnadi etc, flowing through Tamulpur sub- division have crossed the danger level and breached their embankments, thus causing widespread floods in many villages of Baksa district.
The embankment of Puthimari river was breached at Niz-Kuchula, Barpather, Harijora and Bagribari last night and several villages under Tamulpur sub-division were inundated within Baksa district.
While villages like Niz-Kuchula, Barpathar, Chenigaon, Balabari, Harijora, Naramari, Balahati and Sonmahari were submerged, several other neighbouring villages too faced the flood threat.
The PWD road connecting Goreswar with Rangiya was also inundated. Overflowing waters of the Deosunga river in the meantime submerged Bangalipara area due to non-construction of the Deosunga river embankment.
While members of the flood-affected families were displaced, the dwelling houses and property too sustained severe damage. During the melee that followed, a section of domestic animals were shifted to safer places.
The flood-affected people of Goreswar Circle have in the meantime demanded the Governor to take stock of the flood damage sustained by them and arrange to disburse necessary compensation.