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112 villages inundated in Cachar district

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SILCHAR, June 15 - The flood situation in Barak Valley continues to remain gloomy.

According to sources at the District Disaster Management Authority, Cachar, two persons were reported missing from Lakhipur constituency while 112 villages in the district have been affected by flood waters so far.

The water level at Annapurna Ghat gauge station in Silchar was 21.23 metres at 7 pm against the danger level of 19.83 metre with an average rising speed of 3 cm per hour since Friday afternoon.

The district administration is taking steps to control the situation and 17 relief camps have been opened at various places across the district. The armed forces too have been kept on alert for emergency rescue operations.

It is learnt that the Peernagar and Bhaterchowk BoPs along the Indo-Bangla border in Cachar district have also been affected by flood. The district administration is maintaining strict vigil along the affected border outposts.

Meanwhile, NF Railways has cancelled some trains on the Silchar-Guwahati route and also suspended and redirected some trains from Agartala as well.

Many areas in Silchar, including the Itkhola Idgah have been inundated. The authorities of Silchar Bara Masjid have therefore decided to shift the venue for the holy namaz on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitre on Saturday. The namaz would now be held at the Bara Masjid by Imam Maulana Sabbir Ahmed Laskar at 9 am.

On the other hand, vast areas of south Karimganj constituency have also been submerged. Local MLA Ajij Ahmed Khan visited the affected areas and took stock of the situation.

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112 villages inundated in Cachar district

SILCHAR, June 15 - The flood situation in Barak Valley continues to remain gloomy.

According to sources at the District Disaster Management Authority, Cachar, two persons were reported missing from Lakhipur constituency while 112 villages in the district have been affected by flood waters so far.

The water level at Annapurna Ghat gauge station in Silchar was 21.23 metres at 7 pm against the danger level of 19.83 metre with an average rising speed of 3 cm per hour since Friday afternoon.

The district administration is taking steps to control the situation and 17 relief camps have been opened at various places across the district. The armed forces too have been kept on alert for emergency rescue operations.

It is learnt that the Peernagar and Bhaterchowk BoPs along the Indo-Bangla border in Cachar district have also been affected by flood. The district administration is maintaining strict vigil along the affected border outposts.

Meanwhile, NF Railways has cancelled some trains on the Silchar-Guwahati route and also suspended and redirected some trains from Agartala as well.

Many areas in Silchar, including the Itkhola Idgah have been inundated. The authorities of Silchar Bara Masjid have therefore decided to shift the venue for the holy namaz on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitre on Saturday. The namaz would now be held at the Bara Masjid by Imam Maulana Sabbir Ahmed Laskar at 9 am.

On the other hand, vast areas of south Karimganj constituency have also been submerged. Local MLA Ajij Ahmed Khan visited the affected areas and took stock of the situation.

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