GUWAHATI, June 28 � Floods have taken the toll of 23 human lives in the State so far during the current year. Besides, a total population of around 10,80,114 in 2084 villages in 22 districts has been affected by the floods this year. In all, 43439.33 hectares of crop area have been affected and the authorities have set up 173 relief camps to shelter the flood-hit people all over the State. A total population of 1,66,509 has been sheltered in the relief camps, said the official flood bulletin here this evening.
The Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger mark in all its gauge stations at Dibrugarh, Neamatighat, Tezpur, Guwahati, Goalpara and Dhubri this evening, said the evening flood bulletin of the Central Water Commission.
The districts affected by the current wave of flood include Barpeta, Dhemaji, Jorhat, Golaghat, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Sivsagar, Nagaon, Morigaon, Lakhimpur, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, Nalbari, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Baksa, Sonitpur, Udalguri, Goalpara, Cachar, Kamrup and Karimganj, said the official flood bulletin.
The districts from which the report of flood-related death have been received include Baksa (1), Barpeta (10), Nalbari (1), Sivasagar (1), Dibrugarh (5), Tinsukia ( 1 ), Kamrup (2), Bongaigaon ( 1), and Nagaon (1), the official bulletin said.
Hatsingimari: In all 15 gaon panchayats under Mankachar and South Salmara Revenue Circles of Dhubri district have been submerged by floodwaters and the affected people have been shifted to safer places by the authorities.
The Brahmaputra has been eroding the Indo-Bangla border link road at Kaliralga. If the road is eroded away, it is feared that the Indo-Bangla border fence would be damaged in the area.
Floodwater has affected standing crops of jute and ahu paddy in the above gaon panchayat areas, said official sources here.
Diphu: The flood fury is on in west Karbi Anglong. Large numbers of areas like Tumpreng, Thetlaguri and Kheroni are still under water as flood waters in the Kapili has continued to rise. Two people were killed today in flood waters at Tupreng and Thetlaguri in west Karbi Anglong. They were identified as Sukhlal Bordoloi and Purnima Sangma.
Goalpara: Incessant rain for the last three days in the district have inundated some areas of the Goalpara town and mostly the low lying and riverine areas covering almost all the blocks i.e Jaleswar, Lakhipur, Balijana, Matia, Rangjuli in the district affecting 101 villages and displacing around 4500 families which have been forced to take shelters in some make shift camps and raised platforms. A total of 3854 hectares agricultural land has been affected by flood waters damaging standing crops including jute and sali seedlings.At many places embankments were breached causing flood waters to rushed into the villages and at few places water overtopping some low embankments too. In a freak accident flood water claimed 5 people when the shed of the mechanized boat caved in when the boat was ferrying passengers from from Kathalbori to Garomari under Matia block.Although many people were recued but till the filing of this report only 5 bodies were recovered from the spot.
Nalbari: Flood situation in Nalbari district turned most critical as the flood water of Baralia and Nona rivers submerged 50 new villages under Barbhag and Paschim Barigog mauzas this morning.The Baralia river breached its right side embankment at Momaitola early this morning while the Nona river breached the right side dyke at Barzabrihati which caused extensive damaged at Barbhag revenue circle.The flood death in Nalbari district goes upto three following the recovery of the body of Sahnur Ali(35)of suradi and Anil Das(40)of Allia this morning.The Army personel of Red Horn Division rescued more than a hundred maroned people at Bherbheri,Balitara and Banekuchi and supplied food materials to the affected people.
Bokakhat: Though the water level of the river Brahmaputra and Dhansiri is falling, at the same time the back flow of the tributaries i,e. Diffloo, Gela Beel and Mori Dhansiri flooded some new villages and crop area under Bokakhat Sub-Division. Two PWD roads, village road and 42 villages covering a crop area of 6490 Hec. have been submerged.
Baihata Chariali: The watery grave of a student of Muktapur village, here has created a pall of gloom in the area. According to report received here the tragedy occured when a group of boys were on their way to their residence on a make shift banana boat at Dhoportol, Mukatapur. The make shift boat hit at a post of an old wooden bridge and all the boys fell into the flood water. Though the others were able to come to the PWD road but one of them was washed away by the flood water. The decease has been identified as Champak Keot (15).
Goreswar: Thirty villages of Goreswar revenue circle continue to reel under flood warters today. Breaches in two places in the embankment of Puthimary river made the flood situation more acute.
Kohora: About 90 per cent area of Kaziranga National Part is under flood water. Vehicular traffic on the NH 37 was halted for an hour today at Kanchanjuri as a rhino strayed near the area. Laster the forest guards chased it off.
Mangaldai: One Pranab Deka a student of Outola ME School was drowned in flood waters. He fell down from a boat he was riding. On the other hand, one Ratan Chouhan has been missing, after flood waters entered his residence today.