DHEMAJI, Aug 16 - Flood situation in Dhemaji district worsened today as the surging waters of the Jiadhal river, due to incessant rainfall since the last few days in the upper reaches of neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh, breached the Kumatia embankment at about 6 am today creating havoc in about 20 villages in West Dhemaji area.
The surging waters washed away about 200 metres of the embankment at the Adarsha gaon portion here and inundated more than 20 villages in West Dhemaji area including Goyekhana, Adarsha gaon, Bothadoi, Dhobabari, Gohain Chapari, Khalihamari, Kahikuchi, Ghuguha, Khangia Chapari, Boruah Pathar etc., creating great miseries.
The district administration officials rushed to the spot and took necessary measures for the rescue of the flood hit.
A flood-relief column of the Indian Army immediately sprung into action. The column of 63 Engineer Regiment provided effective measures and rescued 30 people and relocated more than 100 to safe places.