|Flood situation grim in Upper Assam|
DIBRUGARH, Sept 20 – Incessant rainfall since past few days has severely affected Upper Assam districts, causing flood and claiming lives in several places in the region. Two boys - Dilip Malla (17) and Raja Choudhury (19) drowned in flood water in Dholla in Tinsukia district today.
Flood situation turned critical in Sadiya, Talap and Doomdooma circle of Tinsukia district causing damages to properties and crops. Surging water from the Brahmaputra has also reportedly seeped into larger part of the Dibru Saikhowa National Park. In Dibrugarh district too, standing crops in 17 villages in Lezai Kalakhowa area under Dibrugarh (West) revenue circle remained submerged. Several houses in the area have been innundated and road communication too has been cut off in several places.
Some of the villages affected in Dibrugarh district include Doh Kalkhowa, Sakoipathar, Bordoibam, Lezai, Sessa Kinar Maina Missing Gaon, Pani Miri Gaon, Dighalia, Mazgaon, Sessa Nagaon, Gordhuria, Patar Gaon, Madhupur, Deori Gaon, N C Grant, Singibeel, Itakhuli, Than Gaon and Singori. Farmers in these villages are experiencing flood for the second time this year.
In the city here, incessant rain caused water logging has again hit normal life. People living in the quarters in police reserve here are the worst affected. The water level in the low lying police reserve has almost touched the windows. Jibon Phukan Nagar, Lachitnagar, Gandhinagar, Naliapool, Gangapara, Graham Bazar, Amollapatty, Guardpara, Mollukabasa, Kodomoni, Ambari, Dibrujan, Seujpur, Durgabari, Basbari and East Chowkidingee are some of the areas reeling under artificial flood.
Meanwhile, erosion at the bank of the Brahmaputra embankment continue to threaten the people of the city here as the water level of the river is flowing in the rising trend. The water level at the gauge station here had crossed the danger mark today till 3 PM. Placing of porcupines and vacating people from the erosion prone areas by the local administration was ongoing even today.