|More villages under water in Nalbari district|
NALBARI, July 13 - The flood situation of Nalbari district remained grim as more than 20 fresh villages of Paschim Nalbari and Banekuchi Revenue Circles were submerged by the flood waters of Buhradia river following a breach at Lokhopur village last night. The Buhradia village which is flowing above the danger level breached its left side embankment inundating vast crop areas.
More than 100 families have been shifted to safer places. The flood also washed away a wooden bridge on the Lakhoupur-Kendubari connecting road over the river last evening disrupting the road communication in that locality. According to the sources, about 40,000 people of more than 60 villages have been affected due to the current wave of flood. Seven revenue circles of the district Pub Nalbari, Paschim Nalbari, Ghograpar, Tihu, Banekuchi, Barbhag and Barkhetri have been affected. The district administration has geared up relief operations in the flood-affected areas.