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Flood scene takes worse turn

Flood waters refuse to recede in Assam in view of the incessant rains that lashed the state during the last couple of days rendering almost two lakh people. The Brahmaputra and its tributaries are still flowing above the danger level where the surging waters have submerged more and more areas in Lakhimpur, Jorhar, Sivasagar, Dhemaji, Goalpara, Kamrup, Sonitpur district forcing the people to take shelter in the highland areas. The breach of embankments in a number of places have further compounded the problem where over 16,000 animals and nearly 12,000 poultry have been washed away.
The flood-hit district administrations have set up relief camps where machine boats are being pressed in the rescue operations.

The alarming rise in the waterlevel of the river Bhogdaoi strikes no less panic in Jorhat district where the district administration in fully prepared to deal with any situation. The current flood wave has washed away a  portion of the embankment in Dhekorgorah where 45 villages have been flooded.

The worst-hit villages include Namoni Gayan Goan, Ujoni Gayan Gaon, Malowkhat, Muktiar Chuk, Ghorpholia, Rajakhat, Katichuk, Kolmora, Malowpam, Puharchuk. Mobile medical clinics have also been set up in areas adjacent to the flood affected areas.

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