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Dibrugarh municipality areas submerged, eight villages affected in Chabua

By Staff Correspondent

DIBRUGARH, June 24 - The residents of Dibrugarh town woke up to yet another flash flooding in the municipality and its adjoining areas here following heavy downpour since last night.

The artificial flood has yet again laid bare the worth of the existing and the ongoing construction of the city�s drainage system. The flood waters have submerged all areas within the 22 wards of the municipality and the level is only rising. The Dibrugarh Town Protection (DTP) drain is overflowing and, therefore, spreading over to the residential and market areas of the town.

Till this afternoon, nearly knee-deep flood water inundated residential homes, their streets, commercial localities, government office campuses including the office of the Deputy Commissioner area, major roads of the town, besides places of worship, educational and health establishments.

People from areas like Graham Bazar, Gangapara, Naliapool, Kodomoni, Boiragimoth, Molukubasa, Shantipara, Jhalukpara, West Chowkidinghee, Lachitnagar, PWD Colony, Police Reserve, Amolapatty and Rupnagar etc., have said that the flood waters have entered their living rooms too.

As every locality is reeling under the flood waters, the deluge has crippled normal life in the city. Traffic movement and commercial activities have remained affected due to the impact.

While the gravity of the water logging is felt in entire municipality, the district administration has however, identified ten wards (ward no. : 2, 5, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22) as flooded areas and the rest as water-logged areas. So far no rain-related accidents have been reported. Officials from the administration informed that pumps are being used at different locations to pump out water from the living areas.

Elsewhere in Chabua revenue circle area, some eight villages have been affected by floods again. The affected villages are Dodhia, Charkholia Chapori, Chakia Chapori, Tengabari-Mirigaon, Rongmola, Gereki, Gereki-Nepali and Raidang. The population affected counts to about 10622 and affected crop area is about 231 hectares. Cattle and birds have also been affected in the area, according to the district officials.

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