NORTH LAKHIMPUR, June 29 � Overflowing waters of small rivers and tributaries inundated wide areas in western Lakhimpur, affecting hundreds of villages, damaging many roads and claiming one life.
A child was swept away by the flood waters of Pabha river at Mohghuli village in Bangalmora yesterday. The victim, whose body was later recovered, was identified as Muzahuddil Alam (4), son of Nizam Uddin.
Incessant rains here and in neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh sent the rivers into spate since yesterday while flood waters inundated several villages affecting paddy fields and breaching rural roads in the western part of the district. The flood water of Doorpang, Pichala and Dihiri inundated 50 villages in Narayanpur Revenue Circle. The Narayanpur-Rangati-Simaluguri PWD Road was breached at Athaneebari. A 300-metre portion on the western side of river Dihiri was swept away by the flood waters on Friday and a 500-metre portion of earth of the under-construction Rangati-Tanti Bahar-Ghamaria Tiniali rural road of PMGSY was swept away by the same flood waters. Villages like Kathani, Athaneebari, Toraneekhat, No. 1 Rangati, Missamora and Maghnowa were submerged. In Bor Ati and Bokadowa villages under Jamuguri GP of Naryaanpur Revenue Circle almost hundred families are taking shelter under the open sky as their homes are lost to the erosion of the Brahmaputra. Many of these affected families are reported to be shifting to a place in nearby Sonitpur district.
In Nowboisa, the rising waters of Singra, Gabhoru, Pabha and Meneha submerged more than 50 villages and damaged road communication. The flood waters of Singra inundated villages like Gosanibari, Gelahati, Sengelejan, Rowdung, Bor-Goyan, Gendhale, Tokowguri, Borpothar, Ahomoni, Singra, Garsiga etc affecting newly-planted rice seedlings in these areas. It also flooded the pucca PWD roads like GK Dutta Road, Gelahati PWD Road and Rowdung-Rohali Road.
Flood waters of Singra river affected daily functioning of the Gelahati LP School in Nowboisa Revenue Circle. Similarly, the flood waters of Gabhoru inundated villages like Gormur-Sonapur, Panika, Torajuli, Phenkhati, Pookhuriya, Baro-Mile, Pointapar-Gormur, Muslimgaon etc in Nowboicha Revenue Circle.