Lakhimpur/Tezpur: Three people
have been feared drowned in the swirling water of Subansiri river with the flood situation on the north bank of Brahmaputra in Assam assuming alarming proportions Friday, official sources said.
A country boat, carrying eleven people, capsized in
the Subansiri river, a tributary of the Brahmaputra, with
eight of them rescued but three still missing.
A rescue operation has been launched but fast currents
have carried away the trio with chances of their being rescued
alive being dim, sources said.
Meanwhile, Lakhimpur and Sonitpur districts in the
north bank have been severely affected by the rising water of
the Brahmaputra and its tributaries - Singora, Ranganadi,
Dikrong, Kakoi, Johing and Konnadi, which have crossed the
danger mark in several places.
Lakhimpur has been cut-off from the rest of the
country by road with water topping NH-52 and a section of the highway has been severely damaged forcing vehicles stay off it.
More than 35,000 people have been affected in 40
villages of the district.
In Sonitpur district, the Brahmaputra and the four
major tributaries - Jiabhorali, Belsir, Gabharu and Depota
were also rising alarmingly with the Jiabhorali crossing the
The worst affected areas are Gohpur and Bishwanath
Chariali with nearly 25,000 people affected in 20 villages.
The Sonitpur district administration have made the
necessary arrangements to deal with the situation.