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Rivers in spate: 5,000 people hit in Dhemaji

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DHEMAJI, June 28 - Monsoon rain, which has picked up in Siang valley of Arunachal Pradesh and the bordering Dhemaji district since June 24 last, is affecting normal life in the region.

Heavy and incessant rainfall lashing the region has filled up low-lying places including human habitations besides creating flood fury in Dhemaji district.

Heavy downpour in the upper reaches of Arunachal hills has led to swelling of the rivers of the district, submerging nine villages under Jonai and Dhemaji circles.

The surging waters of Siang and Lali rivers has inundated four villages at Kobuchapri island under Jonai revenue circle and affected about 4,500 people besides inundating standing crops in these areas.

The flood water of Siang and Sibiya rivers entered human habitations last evening and also submerged three LP schools, Kobu-chapori ME school and High Schools. The affected families along with their livestock are taking shelter on raised platforms, while academic activities of the educational institutions are on halt due to flash floods.

Likewise, the overflowing water of Jiyadhal in Dhemaji circle has entered human habitations on its left bank and affected about 500 villagers at Shalmari, Pabhomari, Dulungkhat, Bhojugaon and Na-ali villages.

According to reports, water level of Brahmaputra, Jiyadhal, Kumatiya and Gainadi rivers are rising. The District Disaster Management department of Dhemaji said that the district administration is closely observing the situation and instructed the Water resource officials to have frequent vigil on the water levels in the rivers.

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Rivers in spate: 5,000 people hit in Dhemaji

DHEMAJI, June 28 - Monsoon rain, which has picked up in Siang valley of Arunachal Pradesh and the bordering Dhemaji district since June 24 last, is affecting normal life in the region.

Heavy and incessant rainfall lashing the region has filled up low-lying places including human habitations besides creating flood fury in Dhemaji district.

Heavy downpour in the upper reaches of Arunachal hills has led to swelling of the rivers of the district, submerging nine villages under Jonai and Dhemaji circles.

The surging waters of Siang and Lali rivers has inundated four villages at Kobuchapri island under Jonai revenue circle and affected about 4,500 people besides inundating standing crops in these areas.

The flood water of Siang and Sibiya rivers entered human habitations last evening and also submerged three LP schools, Kobu-chapori ME school and High Schools. The affected families along with their livestock are taking shelter on raised platforms, while academic activities of the educational institutions are on halt due to flash floods.

Likewise, the overflowing water of Jiyadhal in Dhemaji circle has entered human habitations on its left bank and affected about 500 villagers at Shalmari, Pabhomari, Dulungkhat, Bhojugaon and Na-ali villages.

According to reports, water level of Brahmaputra, Jiyadhal, Kumatiya and Gainadi rivers are rising. The District Disaster Management department of Dhemaji said that the district administration is closely observing the situation and instructed the Water resource officials to have frequent vigil on the water levels in the rivers.