Floods hit Lakhimpur district again, 25,000 affected

Assam`s flood prone Lakhimpur district was Monday hit by the third wave of floods following heavy rainfall in the foothills of the Himalayas in Arunachal Pradesh affecting more than 25,000 people.

Last Updated: May 31, 2010, 14:31 PM IST

Lakhimpur: Assam`s flood prone Lakhimpur district was Monday hit by the third wave of floods following heavy rainfall in the foothills of the Himalayas in Arunachal Pradesh affecting more than 25,000 people.

The rising waters of Ranganadi and Singora rivers, tributaries of the Brahmaputra, have inundated 50 villages under Naoboicha and Lakhimpur Revenue circles affecting more
than 25,000 villagers, officials said.

The flood waters have washed away a section of National Highway 52 disrupting road communication.

Angry villagers who have been affected by the flood waters of these two rivers since April last blocked the highway and gheraoed the Circle office in Naoboicha.
The villagers have alleged that the flood relief sanctioned by the state government did not reach them and funds allotted for road damaged due to floods have also not been utilised properly.
Tension prevailed in the area and senior civil and police officials have rushed to the spot.

PTI