|Flood waters hit Kalaigaon; 63 people rescued|
KALAIGAON, July 16 - Due to torrential rainfall in Bhutan hills, overflowing waters of Noa river has caused havoc in many villages under Kalaigaon Revenue Circle with collapse of PWD RCC bridge and breaches of embankments.
Biraj Kumar Barua, Revenue Circle Officer, Kalaigaon told this correspondent that so far 63 people have been rescued from flood-hit houses by Fire and Emergency Services, Tangla Division under Kalaigaon Revenue Circle. He further said that two flood aid distribution centres have also been opened for flood-affected people; one at Kalaigaon HS School and the other at Hapabari LP School. Relief materials like rice, dal, salt, mustard oil, candles etc., have been distributed to the victims as per government norms.
Flood waters of Noa river has breached embankments at three places, namely, No. 2 Singrimari, Pub-Rupatol and Hapabari. The newly-constructed Mckenzy Road-Khampahola connected PWD RCC bridge collapsed yesterday. Agitated locals pointed fingers at the PWD officials and contractors responsible for the use of substandard materials and poor quality of construction works. Six villages, namely No. 2 Singrimari, Rupatol, Amguri, Hapabari, No. 2 Kalaigaon have been badly hit by flood. Approximately 880 people have been affected till now.