|Flood scene grim at Gauripur|
GAURIPUR, July 16 - Due to incessant rain in the catchment areas, the rivers Gadadhar, Tipkai and Gaurang are in high spate and have broken the record of 1996 floods. The river Gadadhar has already inundated vast areas of Gauripur and Dhubri revenue circles and damaged standing jute and paddy fields. The affected villages are Asharikandi, Geramari, Beguntali, Falimari. The Dhubri administration closed the plying of vehicles through Gauripur-Dhubri PWD road today as a portion of the road is threatened by erosion.
At Bilasipara, the Gaurang and Tipkai river have inundated vast areas of the subdivision and the NH-31 is threatened by the rising water of the river Gaurang at Hakama. Kadamtala, Anandanagar, Bilasipara market, Nayeralga, Kazaikata, Nayahat etc., are submerged by the swelling flood water of the river Gaurang. The overall flood situation in the areas remains grim as the water level of the rivers has been increasing day by day.