DERGAON, July 28 - At least 48,000 people from 33 revenue villages (60 villages) have been affected as the floodwater from the river Brahmaputra submerged vast areas in Golaghat district.
The flood situation has worsened and the Negheriting-Bankual embankment of the river Brahmaputra was washed away at Amguri near Hahchora Dergaon under Khumtai LAC in the wee hours of Wednesday.
If the water level continues to rise, the NH-37 and west of Dergaon town will be submerged soon.
The Golaghat district administration and the Dergaon Revenue Circle have started relief and rehabilitation activities for the flood-affected villagers in the area. According to reports, three relief camps were set up at Rangamatty Sensua High School, Negheriting High School and Dergaon HS School.
Along with the people, a large number of domestic animals were also affected. However, no causality has been reported till now. The administration is monitoring the situation and relief materials are being provided to the affected people.
The Golaghat Deputy Commissioner, Vornali Deka, and the Dergaon Circle Officer, Lakhimi Dutta, are visiting the areas and the relief camps. Talking to mediapersons, the Deputy Commissioner said that district administration is distributing relief materials to the flood-affected people.
Talking to this correspondent, the Dergaon Circle Officer said, �A total of 48,000 people in 33 villages were affected and three relief camps were set up. We have distributed food materials in the camps.� The fodders were also supplied to the domestic animals.