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Flood situation in Gohpur remains unchanged

By Correspondent

BISWANATH CHARIALI, June 27 - The flood situation in Gohpur subdivision under Biswanath district remains critical and unchanged. The sudden spurt in the water level of the rivers namely Chatrang, Kukurjan, Brahmajan, Balijan etc., flowing through the subdivision has thrown the lives of the affected people out of gear.

According to information, flood waters have submerged a large number of areas in the southern part of Gohpur leading to a miserable condition of the people living there. Hundreds of bighas of paddy fields growing Ahu and Bodo paddies and also the seedlings of Sali crops have gone under flood water in the villages like Balijan, Ghimarujan, Dathkala, Bholaguri, Bordoloni, Toltoli, Thote Chapori etc. The surging water of the river Brahmaputra has also flooded these villages.

A similar situation prevailed in the northern part of the subdivision. Villages under Halem revenue circle including Garudhowa, Bamunbari, Brahmajan, Dariakhat, Hukajan, Khatarbari, Hatibandhia, Bekijan were the worst affected due to the sudden flow of water of Brahmajan and Kukurjan rivers. Paddyfields, households and properties of the villagers were immersed by flood water. Road communication has also been disrupted at some places as parts of major roads got washed away by water. On the other hand, several parts of Gohpur town were badly affected by the flood water of the Chatrang river. The surging water also breached dykes at various places. Flood water also reportedly entered three quarantine centres situated at Kalangpur High School, Dathkala Primary School and Jokapara Primary School, respectively, under the Panchayat.

Meanwhile, Gohpur MLA Utpal Borah and Gohpur SDO (C) Narendra Shah visited the affected areas today and took stock of the situation. Relief camps were set up at Dathkala weekly market to shelter around 25 families affected under Bakaridoloni Gaon Panchayat.

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