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Jorhat embankment breached


JORHAT, June 27 � The flood water of the river Bhogdoi washed away the Sholmora Nahatiya embankment along the southern bank of the river situated in North West Jorhat at two places today around 11-45 am. The embankment was broken near the Sholmora bridge and at Nahatiya area.

The water of the river coming through the breached portions of the embankment flooded as many as 12 neighbouring villages including Nahatiya, Balikhuti, Elengmora, Rongagara and Randhanijan of the entire Sholmora area.

The flood water entered the houses in the villages and entire cultivations there went under water. People raised a hue and cry when the news of washing away of the embankment spread in the area. Students and teachers of several educational institutes there, including the Sorbodoy College scampered for safer places.

Last year too, the embankment was washed away by flood water of the Bhogdoi in the same area. Though it was repaired after the last flood, continuous erosion weakened it and the overflowing flood of the river made its way through it to the vast Sholmora area.

Water level of the Bhogdoi is still rising and it is feared that some more villages will come under water within a few hours.

On the other hand, communication between Titabor and Mariani was cut off today as a wooden bridge on the historic Dhodor Ali was washed away by the water of the Hatipati Jan at Natun Mati.

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