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Flash flood creates havoc in Diphu town

By Correspondent

DIPHU, July 29 - Vast areas of Diphu town and its adjacent areas have been submerged by flood water since midnight due to incessant rainfall. The flash flood inundated many low-lying areas on either banks of Diphu river, Dharam Nala, Lurulangso Nala, etc.

The market area of the town has also been submerged by flood water of Diphu river. Around 60,000 people have been affected by the flash flood.

Overflowing Diphu river and other streams have created havoc in Diphu town and surrounding areas. The newly-constructed state-of-the-art Karbi Anglong Sports� Association�s stadium is experiencing water-logging. The District Industrial Complex, Diphu Medical College and Hospital, Town and Country Planning office, Dharamnala, Beltola, Sarthe Colony, Rongcheklam, Horilal Basti, Sitolabari, Shiv Bari areas are the worst-affected.

Hundreds of vehicles have been damaged by the flash flood. Stored food items, cement and other perishable goods have been damaged by the flash flood.

People of Diphu town have condemned Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council authority for improper town planning and drainage system in the town. It may be mentioned here that several construction works have been done by making encroachments in the rivers and streams of Diphu town, which has affected the natural drainage system of the town. Maximum stream and river beds have swollen up due to dumping of garbage, locals alleged.

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