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Lakhimpur and Dhemaji hit by floods again

Floods have again hit Lakhimpur and Dhemaji districts in Assam inundating over 30 villages, while the tributaries of the river Brahmaputra were rising above the danger mark.



Lakhimpur (Assam): Floods have again hit
Lakhimpur and Dhemaji districts in Assam inundating over 30
villages, while the tributaries of the river Brahmaputra were
rising above the danger mark.

With heavy rains lashing Lakhimpur district since
yesterday, flood waters overran new areas in Nowboicha revenue
circle, official sources said today.

Over 30 villages of Nowboicha circle including Rohali,
Pandhowa North, Pandhowa South and Pandhowa East villages were
inundated by the Singra river, the sources said.

The Lakhimpur district administration has provided
essential commodities to the flood victims of Nowboicha
circle, which was hit by the first wave of flood on April one.

Lakhimpur district deputy commissioner Jayant Narliker
visited the affected areas.

Dhemaji district, on the other hand, was hit by a
third wave of floods since Wednesday following heavy rains in
the adjoining areas.

Due to heavy rainfall the water level of Simen river
was rising above the danger level resulting in inundation of
12 villages under Jonai sub division, the sources said.

The sources said that erosion by the river also
threatened villagers of Lakhimpuria, Dadhara, Rangpuria, Siman
and SC Village under Chomkong Gaon Panchayat.

Dhemaji district deputy commissioner Dr P Ashok Babu
has directed department officials to closely watch the
situation.

PTI

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