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Barpeta flood scene critical

By Correspondent

BARPETA, Aug 23 - The overall flood situation in Barpeta district remained critical on Sunday with several rivers in spate while several others are showing a rising trend.

The flood waters of Tihu, Burhadia and Kaldia rivers have inundated about a hundred villages in Paka and Sarukshetri mouzas. People of Kalatali, Parhakuchi, Batia, Rampur, Kaskuri, Kawaimari Reserve, Barshimla, Balapara, Naligaon, Bhaktardaba, etc., are spending sleepless night as the waters of Tihu and Kaldia are fast approaching the villages.

Kaldia has already breached its embankment at Kawaimari threatening several new areas. The Nasatra-Neularbhitha-Bhaktardaba-Kayakuchi Road has also been submerged by flood waters at some portions, while Dr Jinaram Road, connecting Sarthebari with Pathshala, is at stake as half the road has been eroded by the strong current flowing from Tihu river at Batia.

The Brahmaputra embankment has also been threatened at Fulbari and local people are trying their best to protect their village from any impending danger. As the water level of most of the rivers is rising, the flood situation is likely to worsen in the days to come.

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