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Overall flood scene in Barpeta remains grim

By Correspondent

BARPETA, June 11 � The overall flood situation in Barpeta district remains grim as the water level of rivers are rising and several of them have breached embankments in a number of places. Pahumara, Kaldia and Tihu rivers have created havoc in the north-east part of the district under Sarthebari and Barpeta revenue circles.

After the Pahumara and Beki rivers broke their embankments at Nakuchi Pathar and Balapara, Tihu river has broken embankment in Erartari and Era. Buthadia river broke its embankment in two locations at Kalatali.

Villagers of several villages in Paka Mouza are stranded amidst water without any communication with the outside world. Almost 50 villages under Sarthebari revenue circle have been inundated by the present wave of floods. More than 75,000 people have been directly affected and crop fields of thousands of hectares have been washed away.

Schools in this area have remained closed for the last few days and are likely to remain closed if the situation does not improve. Either the roads to the schools or the school buildings have been inundated by the floods compelling the school authorities to debar students to visit schools.

According to the latest reports available from the Water Resources Department all the rivers flowing through the district are flowing above the danger mark and are show rising trends indicating a worsened situation in the days to come.

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Overall flood scene in Barpeta remains grim

BARPETA, June 11 � The overall flood situation in Barpeta district remains grim as the water level of rivers are rising and several of them have breached embankments in a number of places. Pahumara, Kaldia and Tihu rivers have created havoc in the north-east part of the district under Sarthebari and Barpeta revenue circles.

After the Pahumara and Beki rivers broke their embankments at Nakuchi Pathar and Balapara, Tihu river has broken embankment in Erartari and Era. Buthadia river broke its embankment in two locations at Kalatali.

Villagers of several villages in Paka Mouza are stranded amidst water without any communication with the outside world. Almost 50 villages under Sarthebari revenue circle have been inundated by the present wave of floods. More than 75,000 people have been directly affected and crop fields of thousands of hectares have been washed away.

Schools in this area have remained closed for the last few days and are likely to remain closed if the situation does not improve. Either the roads to the schools or the school buildings have been inundated by the floods compelling the school authorities to debar students to visit schools.

According to the latest reports available from the Water Resources Department all the rivers flowing through the district are flowing above the danger mark and are show rising trends indicating a worsened situation in the days to come.

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— Dalai Lama(THIS IS STATIC)