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Dhemaji dist flood scene grim

With the Brahmaputra in spate, the inundated ferry ghat at Nimatighat in Jorhat, on Friday. – UB Photos
 DHEMAJI, Sept 14 - The overall flood situation in Dhemaji district has been grim as rising waters of the rivers in spate have submerged vast areas in Sissiborgaon and Jonai circles, thereby causing severe hardship to the affected people.

A flood report compiled by the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) of Dhemaji revealed that about 47,471 people in 173 villages were affected by the deluge so far, while it has inundated 7,108 hectares of cropland in four revenue circles of the district.

Overflowing waters of the Lali river breached a dyke at No. 1 Tari Majgaon and flooded human habitation under Bahir-Jonai, Rayang-Bijoypur, Siga and Gali-Sikari Gaon Panchayats, while rising waters of the Brahmaputra entered Sengajan area and flooded 20 villages of south Jonai area.

Further, overflowing waters of Gainadi has created flood fury in 18 villages of Sissiobargaon and Sissitongani areas.

In a similar manner, surging waters of the Jiyadhal and Kumatiya rivers inundated 42 villages in Pachim Dhemaji and southern part (Bordoibam) under Gogamukh Circle. Strong currents of the turbulent Jiyadhal river eroded a culvert at Kekuri portion of the BG railway line between Jiyadhal and Bordoloni station this morning and snapped railway services along the route. The NF Railway has in the meantime engaged men and machines to repair the damage, but could not suceed till the time of filing this report.

Flash floods in the district has so far claimed one life as Bijoy Tanti (22) of Kamalpur village under Gogamukh Police Station drowned in the flood waters on Thursday.

Though the weather condition in the region has improved today, but the water level in the rivers have not receded. As per Water Resource Department record, the Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger level at Kareng Bogibeel, Sissikoghor and Panbari. On the contrary, the water level of Gainadi, Jiyadhal and Kumatiya rivers are slightly receding.

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