MORIGAON, July 11 - The overall flood situation in Morigaon district remained critical even though river Brahmaputra showed a receding trend in many areas of Morigaon district.
The Deputy Commissioner, Morigaon, Rakesh Kumar told this correspondent this morning that the entire Bhuragaon Circle of the district has been facing a serious threat as the erosion by the Brahmaputra took a grim turn at Kupatimari portion of the embankment. The rock spur has been eroded along the bank of the Brahmaputra causing serious concern to the district authority, Kumar added.
However, the Water Resource Department has been asked to work round-the-clock to protect the embankment, Kumar further said.
Meanwhile, a person drowned at Bhuragaon, Government sources said. The situation in Mayong revenue circle is also critical. As many as 60 villages under Pokoriya and Ghagua mouzas were inundated affecting more than 70,000 people.
The authority concerned has rescued the marooned people through mechanised boats. A large number of cattle have died in the current wave of flood in the district. The district administration has started relief and rescue operations in the flood-ravaged Mayong revenue circle.