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94 villages inundated by floods in Dhubri

By Correspondent

DHUBRI, June 28 - Continuous rise in the water level of all the rivers flowing through the district has inundated 94 villages and submerged 13,460 hectares of cropland till today.

According to the Daily Flood Report, the worst-hit are villages under South Salmara revenue circle in Dhubri district where about 4,807 hectares of cropland has been submerged by the flood waters and 80 villages partially inundated.

However, under Dhubri revenue circle, 14 villages have been affected by the rise in water level and 715 hectares of cropland has been submerged.

Out of the affected villagers of these 14 villages, 359 have been kept in 3 different relief camps.

Moreover, hundreds of hectares of cropland under Bilasipara, Athani, Chapar, Gauripur, Golokganj and Agomoni circles have been submerged by the flood waters.

It may be mentioned that the Brahmaputra has crossed its danger level and is flowing at 29.65 metres while the Gangadhar is flowing at 30.30 metres, when their danger level is at 28.68 metres and 29.94 metres respectively, and they are still maintaining a rising trend.

With a rise in the water level due to continuous rainfall, many drains in Dhubri town are overflowing and have entered the household of many residents living in Palpara, Baluchar, parts of Nuniya Patty and also near the ghats and the river Brahmaputra.

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