|Flood scene worsens in Karimganj district|
NILAMBAZAR, July 16 - The overall flood situation in Karimganj district has worsened with the surging waters of the Kushiyara and its tributaries submerging new areas particularly in Badarpur, Patherkandi and North Karimganj revenue circles. In North Karimganj revenue circle, three wards under Karimganj Municipality and 25 villages in rural areas have been hit by the current wave of flood, while the figure in Badarpur and Patherkandi Revenue circles stood at 45.
As per the reports of the district administration on Monday, altogether 70 villages have been affected so far with a population of around 50,000. The flood situation may further deteriorate in the district in the next couple of days as the Kushiyara is flowing nearly two metre above the danger level, Longai and Singla rivers are also flowing one and half meters above the danger mark.
Till the filing of this report, three flood relief camps have been set up by the district administration at Karimganj town and 3,200 flood-affected people living along the international border areas have taken shelter in the camps. Four BOPs – Steamerghat, Chandsrikuna, Charbazar and Jagannathi under 7th BSF Camp in Karimganj are totally submerged by flood water and almost all the BSF personnel have shifted to the nearest schools from the BOPs riverine border along the Kushiyara.
Meanwhile, In-charge Deputy Commissioner, Ranjit kumar Laskar informed that the district administration is now closely monitoring the situation of Karimganj, and if required more relief camps would be set up in the affected areas. He also appealed to the people not to panic or get alarmed by the situation