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Nalbari flood situation turns critical

A submerged upper primary school at Palasbari town, on Tuesday. – UB Photos
 NALBARI, July 16 - The Army has been deployed in Nalbari district to rescue marooned people since last night as the flood situation in the district turned very critical. Deputy Commissioner of Nalbari Bharat Bhusan Dev Choudhury said that the Army of Red Horn Division from Rangiya carried out rescue operation overnight and brought 160 people, including women and children, to safer places from the flood-affected Namati and Baragra villages. The Army used two rubber boats in this operation.

 The Deputy Commissioner further said that the district administration has asked the Army to stay alert for any such rescue operation. The flood waters flowing through the Chengnoi suddenly created devastation in these villages and the villagers became marooned. The flood waters also submerged Nalbari SP Office causing a threat to the law-and-order situation in the district.

The Sariahtali CRPF camp is also under flood waters. Their vehicles and some jawans have been shifted to NH 31 since last night.

Meanwhile, Kanai Khanda river today breached its embankment at Kanaitola village under Paschim Nalbari Revenue Circle causing flood in new areas. According to official sources, a total of 160 villages under seven revenue circles have been badly affected in the district. Over two lakh population have been affected so far. Sources said that 12 villages under Nalbari revenue circle, 14 under Tihu circle, 11 villages under Ghograpar, 18 villages under Paschim Nalbari, 24 under Barbhag revenue circle, 18 villages under Banekuchi and 67 villages under Barkshetri revenue circle have been affected so far.

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