MORIGAON, July 6 - The overall flood situation in Morigaon district took a grim turn on Tuesday as the river Brahmaputra�s floodwater inundated more than 50 revenue villages in Bhuragaon and Mayong revenue circles affecting more than 30,000 people.
The situation in Pakariya mouza is deteriorating as the surging water damaged standing crops of more than 700 hectares of land. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary � the world�s densest habitat of one-horned rhinos � was inundated by the floodwater of river Brahmaputra on Tuesday morning.
According to the authority of Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, more than 70 per cent area of the forest was under floodwater forcing animals to go to the nearby highlands. The forest staff of Pobitora launched a 24-hour vigil to protect the animals in the flooded sanctuary. No poaching was reported so far.
However, a rhino died naturally during last week inside the sanctuary, said a forest official.