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73,420 people in 130 villages hit by floods in Tinsukia dist

By Correspondent

DOOMDOOMA, June 28 - Though the water level of the rivers in Tinsukia district has been receding since last night, the flood situation in the district is still critical.

According to the CEO of District Disaster Management Authority, altogether 130 villages under Tinsukia, Doomdooma, Sadiya and Margherita Revenue Circle have been badly affected by the flood waters.

Among these 130 villages, 40 are under Tinsukia Revenue Circle, 83 under Doomdooma, 6 under Sadiya and 1 under Margherita Revenue Circles respectively.

Altogether, 4,879 hectares of cropland and a total population of 73,420 in the district have been affected by this current wave of floods. In all, 64 relief camps and 19 relief distribution centres have been set up in various places of Doomdooma and Tinsukia Revenue Circles.

Dibru-Saikhowa National Park has also been inundated by flood waters, thereby posing threat to the animals of the park.

Erosion is going on at Alubari village under Margherita Revenue Circle affecting 31 villages in all.

One dead: In the meantime, one Birendra Bhagat (32) , an inmate of a relief camp set up at a Community Hall under Itakhuli Block of Tinsukia Revenue Circle died in the wee hours today in the camp. He was suffering from liver cirrhosis.

In Doomdooma Revenue Circle, 78 villages and five wards of Doomdooma Municipal Board were inundated by flood waters, thus affecting 44,629 people.

A total population of 6,382 representing 1,203 families have been taking shelter at 20 relief camps set up at various places of the Circle. Among them, 4,603 are adults and 1,779 are minors. In all, 19 relief distribution centres have also been set up at various places of the Circle.

Members of around 40 families of Bormura Miripothar and Dholla Miripothar under Saikhowa Gaon Panchayat who were affected by flood waters of the Noa-Dihing, are presently taking shelter at Dholla Bazar Open Stage and Community Hall.

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