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Flood scene remains grim in Lakhimpur

By Correspondent

NORTH LAKHIMPUR, July 18 - One person died as the flood situation remained grim in Lakhimpur district following incessant rains since Friday.

Water levels of all the major rivers of Lakhimpur district � Subansiri, Dikrong, Ranganadi, Bogeenadi, Singra, Sesa, Pichala, Doorpang have been rising alarmingly, causing concern. The Dikrong, Singara, Pabha, Kakoi and Pichala have been flowing above the danger level since Saturday afternoon. The Brahmaputra was flowing at 88.83 metres at Jamuguri, at 87.38 metres at Ghancharai and at 79.68 metres at Silikhaguri in Lakhimpur district. Similarly the Subansiri is flowing at 90.18 metres at Dhalghat, Ranganadi at 98.70 metres, Dikrong at 87.82 metres, Singra at 93.39 metres, Pabha at 93.20 metres, Bogeenadi at 97.98 metres, Kakoi at 94.00 metres and Pichala at 98.69 metres. More than 50 villages in the district have been affected by floods this time.

In Simaluguri, the flash flood water of Sesa river swept away one Rajen Upadhyay (35) as he was crossing the river to save his cattle on Saturday. His body was later recovered at Rangajan under Gohpur Revenue Circle under neighbouring Biswanath district. The flood water of Singra also damaged a portion of the PWD road from NH-15 to Phoolbari near Doolahat on Saturday in Nowboicha revenue circle. The flood water of Pabha and Gabharu rivers flowed over NH-15 in Harmutty and inundated many places in Laluk. The revenue circles of North Lakhimpur and Kadam also saw floods in many places. In North Lakhimpur town, the entire municipality area witnessed heavy waterlogging due to continuous rains.

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