DHUBRI, July 15 - The current wave of flood has affected 5,51,207 persons, and submerged 544 villages and 10,000 hectares of land in Dhubri district.
According to the daily flood report of the District Disaster Management Authority under Dhubri Revenue Circle, 96 villages and 2,07,014 persons have been affected by the ongoing flood. Similarly, 68 villages in Gauripur Revenue Circle, 6 in Golokganj, 25 in Agomoni, 34 in Chapar, 39 in Bilasipara, 112 in Athani and 164 villages in South Salmara have been gone under floodwater.
According to the administration, a 14-year-old girl at Nayahat village in Bilasipara area drowned on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the floodwater has already clogged the drains in Dhubri town and water from the rivers has started entering the town. Many government offices, mainly the offices of the District Election Officer and the Inspector of Schools have been submerged by the flood.
The water level of Brahmaputra has already damaged at least six roads and two bridges in the district.
It may be mentioned that the Brahmaputra has crossed its danger level and is flowing at 30.17 metres, whereas Gangadhar river is flowing at 29.94 metres.
Moreover, there are 1,688 inmates living in 21 flood relief camps of the district and hundreds have shifted to highland areas.
Talking to this correspondent, several flood-affected families, however, said that despite the flood situation they didn�t shift to the relief camps due to the fear of COVID-19 infection.