Three minor girls washed away, flood situation eases in Assam

Last Updated: Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 23:22

Guwahati: Three minor girls were washed
away even as the flood situation in Assam eased today with the
water level of Brahmaputra maintaining a falling trend along
its course in 11 affected districts though Barak river was
rising.

Jamila Khatun (3), Basiram Begum (5) and Nilima Khatun
(8) were playing by a swollen tributary of the Brahmaputra at
Tilardia in Nalbari district yesterday when they were swept
away by the surging waters, official sources said today.

The current wave of floods has so far claimed five lives
due to drowning this week in three separate places.

Revenue Minister Bhumidhar Barman today visited the
flood-affected people in Nalbari district where 25,000 people
in 29 villages of Borkhetri circle alone were displaced by the
flood.

The Brahmaputra was flowing above the danger level at
some places but it was recording a falling trend due to lesser
intensity of rains in the last few days, the sources said.

However, Brahmaputra is still flowing above the danger
level at Dibrugarh, Numaligarh in Golaghat, Guwahati,
Nimatighat in Jorhat, Dharamtul in Morigaon and Asia`s largest
human inhabited river island Majuli, the Central Water
Commission said.

In Jorhat district, the river was flowing steadily above
the danger level at Nimatighat, the river port of Majuli
island and at Dharamtul in Morigaon district, the CWC said.

The Brahmaputra is moving below the danger level with a
falling trend at Goalpara, Dhubri, Naharkatia, Bodotighat,
Sibsagar, Golaghat and Manas, the Commission added.

River Barak was flowing above the danger level and was
rising at Karimganj.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 23:22

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