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Flood toll mounts to 26

Villager waded through  water to safer place after the breach of Hatimura embankment in Nagaon district on Sunday. Pix by UB Photos
Villager waded through water to safer place after the breach of Hatimura embankment in Nagaon district on Sunday. Pix by UB Photos

Flood scene worsens on Monday after 26 people dead during the last three days disrupting surface communication in many places. 

The river Brahmaputra and its tributaries flowing above the danger level submerging nearly 3000 villages in 21 districts forcing army and Indian Air Force to engage in relief and rescue operation in the worst hit Kokrajhar and Nagaon district.

 

The second wave of the flash wave seems to have hit Nagaon and Kokrajhar where thousands of people have been evacuated to relief camps. 

In Kokrajhar district alone the flood wave washed away ten people while ten others have been reported from other flood affected areas where thousands of people have been keeping in the relief camps. 

The Centre has asked for a detail report on thr prevailing flood scene and assured the state of all help to deal with the menace

Panic grips the local residents of Nagaon town after the over flowing waters of the Brahmaputra breached a huge embankment in Jakhalabandha swelling the river Kolong that flows across the central Assam town. 

Surface communication remains heavily disrupted in many places and the Northeast Frontier Railway has cancelled trains on Sunday and Monday. Nearly a dozen of trains coming to Assam have refused to move beyond New Jalpaiguri.

Villager waded through  water to safer place after the breach of Hatimura embankment in Nagaon district on Sunday. Pix by UB Photos
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