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Flood hits State again, 3 dists affected
STAFF Reporter

Carrying items of daily use, people wading through flood waters in Bongaigaon, on Saturday. – UB Photos
 GUWAHATI, Sept 30 - With the resumption in rainfall activities across the NE region since September 26, a fresh wave of flood has hit the State. Altogether 23,053 people in 41 villages under four revenue circles of the three districts of Lakhimpur, Karbi Anglong and Goalpara have been affected by the current wave of flood, stated an official flood bulletin here this evening.

Till the filing of this report, crop area, measuring 10.80 hectares, has been affected by the floodwaters in Lakhimpur district, while in the west Assam district of Goalpara, 1,000 flood-hit people are taking shelter in the two relief camps set up at Balijana (700) and Matia (300).

SDRF personnel have rescued 110 marooned people in Goalpara. Two boats have been deployed in the district for rescue operations. The Kismotpur-Borpahar Road under the Balijana Revenue Circle has also been damaged, added the flood bulletin.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has directed the district administration of Goalpara to be ready with men and materials to extend all possible help to the affected people, including distribution of relief materials, stated another official press release here this evening.

Chief Minister Sonowal has asked the Goalpara Deputy Commissioner to reach out to the affected people with relief materials. He further asked the district administration to provide fodder to cattle, besides providing medical facilities urgently to the flood-hit people, with special attention to babies and aged people.

Moreover, the district administration should supply baby food and drinking water to the people of the affected areas, said the Chief Minister.

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