Staff Correspondent SILCHAR, July 13 - At a time when water level of river Barak is already flowing at 20.19 metres, well above the danger level of 19.83 metres, a tragic incident has triggered sensation across Silchar.
A flood-affected area at Silchar, on Saturday. - UB Photos
Habo Das, aged around 52 years, a night guard at the Silchar Municipal Board drowned in the swelling water of river Barak on Saturday.
Talking to The Assam Tribune, NN Tagore, chairman of the Civic board said that Das, a resident of Motinagar area here was in-charge of guarding the immersion premises at Sadarghat wherein trucks and other vehicles of the board are parked.
“After handing over charge to his colleague in the morning, Das, who is also physically challenged had gone near the fenced area for toilet.
What we have learnt was that he might have slipped and fell into the river,” Tagore said.