MANGALDAI, Sept 4 - The flood situation in Darrang district has worsened with more and more riverine char areas being submerged by the rising waters of the Brahmaputra river.
According to Prashanta Barkakoti, Circle Officer of Mangaldai Revenue Circle, as many as 52 new villages located mostly in the riverine char areas under his jurisdiction have been inundated by the rising waters of the Brahmaputra, thus taking the number of villages affected in the revenue circle to 75, i.e., till Thursday evening.
Similarly, in Dalgaon Revenue Circle, 18 new villages were submerged by the flood waters. With this, the total number of villages affected in the district has gone up to 143.
According to sources in the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) here, they recorded a total of around 1.60 lakh people and over one lakh livestock being affected by the present wave of floods in the district.