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20 villages in Lakhimpur inundated


NORTH LAKHIMPUR, June 9 - The overflowing Singra river has inundated about 20 villages under Nowboicha Revenue Circle in Lakhimpur district.

Incessant rainfall in the district and in the neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh overflowed the river, the water of which has entered the villages through a broken embankment near Singra village on Monday.

The floodwaters submerged many houses, roads, fisheries and paddy fields in villages in Ranganadi and Nowboicha Gaon Panchayats. The worst-affected villages are Gosaneebari, Chengeleejan, No.1 and No. 2 Gelahati, Tokowguri, Ahomoni, Singra, Garchiga, Bongalchuk and Borpathar.

Meanwhile, in Dhakuakhana sub-division, erosion caused by the Charikodiya river has triggered panic among the inhabitants of Sapekhati village. The riverbank erosion has been devouring agricultural land and also has damaged a road in Sonari Chapori.

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