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Flood scene still grim in Tinsukia dist

By Correspondent

DOOMDOOMA, June 26 - Though the water level of rivers in Tinsukia district has been receding since last night, the flood situation in the district is still critical.

According to the CEO of District Disaster Management Authority, altogether 136 villages under Tinsukia, Doomdooma, Sadiya and Margherita Revenue Circles have been badly affected by flood. Among these 136 villages, 32 are under Tinsukia Revenue Circle while 69 under Doomdooma, 23 under Sadiya and 12 under Margherita Revenue Circles. Altogether 3730 hectares of crop land and a total population of 59,262 in the district have been affected by this current wave of flood. Fifty-three relief camps and 47 relief distribution centres have been set up at various places of the district.

The ward nos. 1, 2, 8, 9 and 10 of Doomdooma Municipal Board area have been inundated by the flood water of Doomdooma river affecting around 500 families and around 2000 people. People are taking shelter in relief camps set up at various places like educational institutions, clubs, temples etc.

Waterlogging due to incessant rain has caused artificial floods at various places of Tinsukia and Makum town.

The Deputy Commissioner of Tinsukia district Bhaskar Pegu today visited the flood-affected areas of Doomdooma town and took stock of the situation. He also visited a few relief camps in the town.

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