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Rains bring misery to city again

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GUWAHATI, June 17 - Rainfall since last night led to massive flooding at many localities around the city today disrupting normal life and causing discomfort to citizens of Guwahati.

While some localities suffered from artificial flood since late last night, others were affected by water-logging this afternoon after another round of heavy showers.

Many localities like Anil Nagar, Nabin Nagar, Tarun Nagar, Panjabari, Kahilipara, Jatia, Six Mile and Sarumataria were affected by the flooding with many roads and by-lanes under many inches of rain-water which had got accumulated due to the intermittent showers.

Officials from the Kamrup Metro district administration said that pumps have been pressed into service at various areas and workers are working round-the-clock to flush out the excess water.

They added that an incident of landslide has also been reported from the Kahilipara hills. However, nobody was injured in the incident.

�A survey has been ordered in the area to find out if there is a need to evacuate families from any danger-prone area,� said an official.

Students and office-goers of the flood-affected areas faced major problem during the morning hours. Students and teachers of the Ulubari Higher Secondary school came out to protest in the GS Road after rain-waters entered their school�s compound.

Mud and slush also caused inconvenience, especially to two-wheeler drivers and people on foot.

At many places, rickshaw pullers were seen charging in excess of regular fares to transport commuters through water-inundated streets.

An elephant that was swept away by the turbulent waters of the Brahmaputra was seen swimming desperately in a bid to get to the banks in the city. The elephant which was first noticed near Panikhaiti area, was seen further west near Sualkuchi, still struggling to keep afloat. Forest personnel were monitoring the animal on boats.

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Rains bring misery to city again

GUWAHATI, June 17 - Rainfall since last night led to massive flooding at many localities around the city today disrupting normal life and causing discomfort to citizens of Guwahati.

While some localities suffered from artificial flood since late last night, others were affected by water-logging this afternoon after another round of heavy showers.

Many localities like Anil Nagar, Nabin Nagar, Tarun Nagar, Panjabari, Kahilipara, Jatia, Six Mile and Sarumataria were affected by the flooding with many roads and by-lanes under many inches of rain-water which had got accumulated due to the intermittent showers.

Officials from the Kamrup Metro district administration said that pumps have been pressed into service at various areas and workers are working round-the-clock to flush out the excess water.

They added that an incident of landslide has also been reported from the Kahilipara hills. However, nobody was injured in the incident.

�A survey has been ordered in the area to find out if there is a need to evacuate families from any danger-prone area,� said an official.

Students and office-goers of the flood-affected areas faced major problem during the morning hours. Students and teachers of the Ulubari Higher Secondary school came out to protest in the GS Road after rain-waters entered their school�s compound.

Mud and slush also caused inconvenience, especially to two-wheeler drivers and people on foot.

At many places, rickshaw pullers were seen charging in excess of regular fares to transport commuters through water-inundated streets.

An elephant that was swept away by the turbulent waters of the Brahmaputra was seen swimming desperately in a bid to get to the banks in the city. The elephant which was first noticed near Panikhaiti area, was seen further west near Sualkuchi, still struggling to keep afloat. Forest personnel were monitoring the animal on boats.

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