TINSUKIA, Aug 31 - With the inundation of more and more areas, the flood situation in Tinsukia district has become grim. Fresh areas in Guijan, Rangagora and Natun Gaon of Tinsukia revenue circle have come under flood water of Dibru river today.
The district administration has set up four relief camps in these areas and more than 5,000 people have taken shelter in these camps. On the other hand, situation in Doomdooma revenue circle is serious with about 80 villages of different areas of Dhola, Dangori, Philobari, etc., being affected by the flood.
People with their livestock have been shifted to nearby higher platforms. New areas of Makum Barekuri have been inundated and a culvert of Sikajan-Barekuri road has been washed away creating more difficulties for the villagers. The flood situation in Gotong village is also grim with several relief camps being set up for the flood-affected people.
At Margherita, the Burhi Dehing river is flowing about two metres above the danger level and several villages of Makum Killa, Bahbari, Dibang Fakial, Mulung Reserve, Ledo Kuhiarbari, etc., have come under flood water.
DOOMDOOMA: The surging waters of the Doomdooma river have submerged Shankardev Nagar, Pathar Gaon, Ambikagiri Road, Nichapatty and Koliapani area of Doomdooma town. More than 5,000 people have been affected by this wave of flood.
Meanwhile, the administration has opened 11 relief camps in various places of the town even as the SDRF personnel are being engaged in rescue operations. Electricity supply in the town and nearby areas is also affected due to rains and flood. A section of flood victims alleged that they are not getting relief materials.
On the other hand, many villages in Sadiya subdivision are submerged by the flood water of the Brahmaputra river and its tributaries. The Dibru-Saikhowa National Park is also under water. Moreover, the erosion of the Brahmaputra river in the Hatighuli area and the erosion of the Ananta Nallah in the Kordoiguri area have taken serious turn. The ferry service between Saikhowaghat and Sadiya has also been suspended for an indefinite period.