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Dhemaji reels under second wave of flood

Hundreds of people have been affected in Assam`s flood-prone Dhemaji district as most of the rivers were flowing above danger mark following continuous rainfall in the catchment area in neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh.



Lakhimpur (Assam): Hundreds of people have
been affected in Assam`s flood-prone Dhemaji district as most
of the rivers were flowing above danger mark following
continuous rainfall in the catchment area in neighbouring
Arunachal Pradesh.

Officials Monday said Kumatia, Jiadhaol, Dimow and
Gainadi were flowing above the danger level and rising
alarmingly affecting over 20,000 people in 30 villages in the
district.

However, no loss of human life was reported.

Road communication through National Highway 52 up to
Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh was disrupted as a section of it
was submerged by flood waters near Kumatia river bridge.

The Border Road Organisation is monitoring the
situation and efforts are being made to restore communication
at the earliest.

Dhemaji Deputy Commissioner P Ashok Babu visited the
affected areas and directed officials to provide necessary
relief materials to the flood victims.

PTI

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