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Majuli cut off from mainland

By Correspondent

JORHAT, Aug 20 - With the rising water of mighty Brahmaputra crossing the danger-level, the Jorhat district administration today suspended the ferry services to and from Majuli, which cut off the river island from the mainland for the day.

The data received from Central Water Commission (CWC) revealed that the water-level crossed 86.61 metre this morning at Neamatighat area which is 1.57 metre more than the level of danger. �The danger-level of flood water in the area was marked as 85.04 metre,� said a CWC official.

�Ferry services were suspended today to avoid any kind of damage or loss during the journey to and from the river island as the water-level of Brahmaputra is rising,�said Jorhat deputy commissioner Solanki Vishal Vasanat.

Several families residing outside the embankments in Salmora, Dakhinpat, Ahotguri, Gramur, Kamalabari and many other localities were displaced and they are taking shelter in high places.

Locals said that proper medical treatment during this critical condition can be hit due to the suspension of ferry services.

However, CWC officials said that waters in Pasighat area in Arunachal Pradesh slightly started receding in the afternoon.

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