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12,000 people affected by flood in Dibrugarh

By Correspondent

Dibrugarh, Aug 28: At least twelve villages comprising about 12000 population and 628.5 hectares of crop area have been affected in the flood in the district here.

The affected villages include Chakia Chapori, Charkholia Chapori, Dodhia Forest Village, Gereki Gaon, Gereki Nepali, Miri Gaon, Mohmora Chapori, Raidang Gaon and Rongmala Gaon under Chabua revenue circle and Dehing Koiborta Gaon, Kalakhowa Gojai and Sessamukh Gaon under Dibrugarh West revenue circle.

So far 8 relief camps have been set up in the Chabua revenue circle. The district administration has so far rushed rice, dal, salt, baby food liquid and baby food solid to the needy in the affected areas, officials informed.

Although no losses of human lives and animals have been reported, about 16564 animals, big and small remain affected in the deluge. Meanwhile, erosion has also been reported from several places in the district, particularly within Tengakhat revenue circle.

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