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Dergaon flood situation worsens

By Correspondent

DERGAON, July 26 - The flood situation in the north of Dergaon town has worsened, i.e., areas close to the Brahmaputra, which is in spate.

The area under reference has been inundated with flood waters of the Gelabeel and the Brahmaputra during the last two days. Due to incessant rain during the last over 36 hours, the water level in both the rivers have risen considerably.

According to information available, more than 50 villages like Sisristika, Lam Sapori, Salabowa, Ahatguri, Garmarah, Kareng Sapori, Sikali Sapori etc. have been submerged by the flood waters.

As a result, more than 30,000 people have been affected in the area. Around 40,000 hectares of agricultural land have been inundated and standing paddy crop destroyed. A large number of domestic animals have been washed away by the flood waters.

Meanwhile, the civil administration has set up relief camps and distributed relief material. Golaghat Deputy Commissioner Bornali Deka along with Dergaon Circle Officer Lakhimi Dutta are monitoring the flood situation.

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