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Flooding forces Satgaon PS staff to shift to school

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GUWAHATI, July 17 - When the water level of the Brahmaputra is receding and the river is flowing below the danger mark in the city today, the Satgaon Police Station is still submerged in ankle-deep water.

The police station has been flooded for the last one week.

�On July 10 water entered the police station premises and within a few hours the entire police station was under knee-deep water,� a source at the police station said.

It forced the policemen to shift to a safer place yesterday.

�We shifted to Satgaon High School yesterday and started working from there. It was difficult to work in such a situation. The normal activities of the police station have been disrupted due to waterlogging, but we are extending our services to the people through mobile patrolling,� the source added.

Mention may be made here that several officials of the police station have been tested positive for COVID-19 and were sent to quarantine. Several areas in the city such as Satgaon, Kedar Road, Bhoothnath, Kumarpara, Santipur and Dwarka Nagar had been inundated due to a rise in the water level of the Brahmaputra.

With the water level of the Brahmaputra gradually falling, water has receded from Kedar Road, Bhootnath, Kumarpara and Santipur, but Satgaon and Dwarka Nagar still remain waterlogged.

The Brahmaputra was flowing at 49.60 metres in the city on Friday.

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Flooding forces Satgaon PS staff to shift to school

GUWAHATI, July 17 - When the water level of the Brahmaputra is receding and the river is flowing below the danger mark in the city today, the Satgaon Police Station is still submerged in ankle-deep water.

The police station has been flooded for the last one week.

�On July 10 water entered the police station premises and within a few hours the entire police station was under knee-deep water,� a source at the police station said.

It forced the policemen to shift to a safer place yesterday.

�We shifted to Satgaon High School yesterday and started working from there. It was difficult to work in such a situation. The normal activities of the police station have been disrupted due to waterlogging, but we are extending our services to the people through mobile patrolling,� the source added.

Mention may be made here that several officials of the police station have been tested positive for COVID-19 and were sent to quarantine. Several areas in the city such as Satgaon, Kedar Road, Bhoothnath, Kumarpara, Santipur and Dwarka Nagar had been inundated due to a rise in the water level of the Brahmaputra.

With the water level of the Brahmaputra gradually falling, water has receded from Kedar Road, Bhootnath, Kumarpara and Santipur, but Satgaon and Dwarka Nagar still remain waterlogged.

The Brahmaputra was flowing at 49.60 metres in the city on Friday.

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