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GUWAHATI, June 27 � There seems to be no let up in the overall flood situation of the State with the sky remaining overcast and the Brahmaputra flowing above the danger mark at all of its gauge stations with eight of its major tributaries also flowing above the danger level. The three major rivers of the Barak Valley have also been flowing above the danger level.

Meanwhile, the Brahmaputra breached this morning its embankment at Haladhibari Sonowal Kachari Gaon in Ujani Majuli resulting in the submergence of a vast area of the island. Places like Garamur and Kamalabari are reeling under floodwater, reports our Jorhat Correspondent. Our Tezpur Correspondent reports that three persons have been suspected to have been drowned in the floodwater of the Jia Bharali river.

Our Kohora Correspondent reports that between 75 per cent and 80 per cent of the Kaziranga National Park area has been inundated by floodwater.

The floodwater of the Puthimari river breached the right embankment of the river between Khatpara and Habibari villages under Goreswar Revenue Circle, reports our Goreswar Correspondent.

The Regional Meteorology Centre (RMC) of the India Meteorology Department (IMD) has stated in its weather forecast for the next 24 hours that rain or thundershowers would occur at most places over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya and many places over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.

It has also issued a warning that heavy to very heavy rain may occur at one or two places over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya and heavy rain may occur at one or two places over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura during the next 24 hours.

The Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger mark at Dibrugarh, Neamatighat, Tezpur, Guwahati, Goalpara and Dhubri with a rising trend at Guwahati, Goalpara and Dhubri.

The major tributaries of the mighty river � Burhidihing, Dhansiri (South), Jia Bharali, Kopili, Puthimari, Pagladiya, Manas and Beki�are also flowing above the danger level at their respective gauge stations.

The Barak, the Katakhal and the Kushiyara, which are also flowing above the danger level, are also maintaining a rising trend, said the Central Water Commission in its evening flood bulletin.

Correspondents report:

Jorhat: Surging floodwater of the Brahmaputra has been inundating as many as 15 villages every hour in Majuli. The Brahmaputra has breached around 50 metre stretch of its embankment at Haladhibari Sonowal Kachari Gaon.

If the floodwater continues to enter the island at the present rate, it is feared that the only jail of the island would be inundated within a few hours, according to an official source here.

Kohora: Floodwater is flowing around five feet above from the ground level at Arimora area of Kaziranga National Park (KNP). The other worst-affected areas of the National Park include Kartica, Methonmari, Vengrai, Kacharibari and Holalpath under Kaziranga Range of Kohora.

Tezpur: Three persons --- Abu Kalam � a class-IX student of Pachmile High School, Ikramul Choudhury, of No -3 Siruani and Abdul Kadir of Laltapu were suspected to be drowned in the floodwater of the Jia Bharali.

Goreswar: The floodwater of Puthimari has inundated around 850 hectares of farm land and damaged innumerable fisheries, inundated a number of villages under Patidarang Mouza of Goreswar Revenue Circle. Around 200 families have taken shelter on highlands. Several schools have cancelled their half-yearly examinations.

Nalbari: The overall flood situation in Nalbari district remained grim as the swollen water of river Pagladia, Mora Pagladia, Buhradia, Boralia and Nona still flowing over danger mark in the district. Over one lakh people under Paschim Nalbari, Tihu, Banekuchi, Dhamdhama, Barbhag and Barkshetri revenue circles have been affected due to the second wave of flood.

Biswanath Chariali: The Biswanathghat - Panpur dyke breached last night around 2 am following which around 50 villages under Biswanath and Naduar revenue circle were submerged by flood water of the river Brahmaputra. The flood was so intense that thousands of villagers were rendered homeless and properties and cattles worth lakhs of rupees were damaged in the villages of Sholmari, Adabheti, Karoini, Chalia Chapari, Kumalia, Biswanath Dagaon, Bhojmari, Ghiladhari, Bakhrapather. The personnels of Army and NDRF have been deployed to rescue the affected people.

Rangiya: Flood situation worsened at Rangiya town and at other parts of the subdivision inundating almost all areas of these places following Puthimari river embankment breach at two stretches last night and over flowing of Boralia river water today. Flood water has engulfed all the areas including Rangiya railway�s DRM office area, station area, Rangiya Tiniali, Sankarnagar, MG Road, NT road besides SBI establishment and majority of the educational institutions

Dergaon :The flood situation of greater Dergaon area worsened during the last 24 hours as the Brahmaputra and river Gelaeel are flowing with water level above in the danger level. The flood water of Brahmaputra has submerged more than twenty villages in Charaichapori, Natun chapori, Lem Chapori, Siristika, Furfuria, Abani, Nakkati.

Bokakhat : A vast area of crop field under Bokakhat Sub-Division had been flooded with the swelling water of the river Brahmaputra and Dhansiri since the midnight of June 26. The flood water had affected 28 villages under Bokakhat revenue circle.

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GUWAHATI, June 27 � There seems to be no let up in the overall flood situation of the State with the sky remaining overcast and the Brahmaputra flowing above the danger mark at all of its gauge stations with eight of its major tributaries also flowing above the danger level. The three major rivers of the Barak Valley have also been flowing above the danger level.

Meanwhile, the Brahmaputra breached this morning its embankment at Haladhibari Sonowal Kachari Gaon in Ujani Majuli resulting in the submergence of a vast area of the island. Places like Garamur and Kamalabari are reeling under floodwater, reports our Jorhat Correspondent. Our Tezpur Correspondent reports that three persons have been suspected to have been drowned in the floodwater of the Jia Bharali river.

Our Kohora Correspondent reports that between 75 per cent and 80 per cent of the Kaziranga National Park area has been inundated by floodwater.

The floodwater of the Puthimari river breached the right embankment of the river between Khatpara and Habibari villages under Goreswar Revenue Circle, reports our Goreswar Correspondent.

The Regional Meteorology Centre (RMC) of the India Meteorology Department (IMD) has stated in its weather forecast for the next 24 hours that rain or thundershowers would occur at most places over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya and many places over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.

It has also issued a warning that heavy to very heavy rain may occur at one or two places over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya and heavy rain may occur at one or two places over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura during the next 24 hours.

The Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger mark at Dibrugarh, Neamatighat, Tezpur, Guwahati, Goalpara and Dhubri with a rising trend at Guwahati, Goalpara and Dhubri.

The major tributaries of the mighty river � Burhidihing, Dhansiri (South), Jia Bharali, Kopili, Puthimari, Pagladiya, Manas and Beki�are also flowing above the danger level at their respective gauge stations.

The Barak, the Katakhal and the Kushiyara, which are also flowing above the danger level, are also maintaining a rising trend, said the Central Water Commission in its evening flood bulletin.

Correspondents report:

Jorhat: Surging floodwater of the Brahmaputra has been inundating as many as 15 villages every hour in Majuli. The Brahmaputra has breached around 50 metre stretch of its embankment at Haladhibari Sonowal Kachari Gaon.

If the floodwater continues to enter the island at the present rate, it is feared that the only jail of the island would be inundated within a few hours, according to an official source here.

Kohora: Floodwater is flowing around five feet above from the ground level at Arimora area of Kaziranga National Park (KNP). The other worst-affected areas of the National Park include Kartica, Methonmari, Vengrai, Kacharibari and Holalpath under Kaziranga Range of Kohora.

Tezpur: Three persons --- Abu Kalam � a class-IX student of Pachmile High School, Ikramul Choudhury, of No -3 Siruani and Abdul Kadir of Laltapu were suspected to be drowned in the floodwater of the Jia Bharali.

Goreswar: The floodwater of Puthimari has inundated around 850 hectares of farm land and damaged innumerable fisheries, inundated a number of villages under Patidarang Mouza of Goreswar Revenue Circle. Around 200 families have taken shelter on highlands. Several schools have cancelled their half-yearly examinations.

Nalbari: The overall flood situation in Nalbari district remained grim as the swollen water of river Pagladia, Mora Pagladia, Buhradia, Boralia and Nona still flowing over danger mark in the district. Over one lakh people under Paschim Nalbari, Tihu, Banekuchi, Dhamdhama, Barbhag and Barkshetri revenue circles have been affected due to the second wave of flood.

Biswanath Chariali: The Biswanathghat - Panpur dyke breached last night around 2 am following which around 50 villages under Biswanath and Naduar revenue circle were submerged by flood water of the river Brahmaputra. The flood was so intense that thousands of villagers were rendered homeless and properties and cattles worth lakhs of rupees were damaged in the villages of Sholmari, Adabheti, Karoini, Chalia Chapari, Kumalia, Biswanath Dagaon, Bhojmari, Ghiladhari, Bakhrapather. The personnels of Army and NDRF have been deployed to rescue the affected people.

Rangiya: Flood situation worsened at Rangiya town and at other parts of the subdivision inundating almost all areas of these places following Puthimari river embankment breach at two stretches last night and over flowing of Boralia river water today. Flood water has engulfed all the areas including Rangiya railway�s DRM office area, station area, Rangiya Tiniali, Sankarnagar, MG Road, NT road besides SBI establishment and majority of the educational institutions

Dergaon :The flood situation of greater Dergaon area worsened during the last 24 hours as the Brahmaputra and river Gelaeel are flowing with water level above in the danger level. The flood water of Brahmaputra has submerged more than twenty villages in Charaichapori, Natun chapori, Lem Chapori, Siristika, Furfuria, Abani, Nakkati.

Bokakhat : A vast area of crop field under Bokakhat Sub-Division had been flooded with the swelling water of the river Brahmaputra and Dhansiri since the midnight of June 26. The flood water had affected 28 villages under Bokakhat revenue circle.

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