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State flood scene still critical

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GUWAHATI, July 5 - The overall flood situation in the State remained unchanged with nearly four lakh people still reeling under flood in 853 villages under 47 revenue circles of 15 districts. A total number of 41,487 flood-affected people are now taking shelter in 160 relief camps in these districts. A fresh case of drowning has been reported from Khumtai area of Golaghat district.

According to the official flood bulletin, the Brahmaputra is flowing above its danger levels at Neamatighat, Tezpur, Guwahati and Dhubri. Its tributaries Dikhow, Dhansiri (South), Jia Bharali and Beki are flowing above their respective danger levels respectively at Sivasagar, Numaligarh, NT Road Crossing and at Road Bridge Crossing. In the Barak Valley, the Kushiyara is flowing above its danger level at Karimganj.

The affected districts include � Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Chirang, Golaghat, Cachar, Dhemaji, Biswanath, Karimganj, Sonitpur, Hojai, Majuli, Barpeta, Nagaon, Nalbari and Sivasagar. The current wave of flood has affected a total crop area of 16,008.47 hectares, the bulletin said.

Floodwaters have breached an embankment at Bongaon in Barpeta district and damaged the Bongamora-Garchinga, via Kutubpur, Road in Lakhimpur district, eroded away a part of the Gelabil river embankment at Kacharipam and Danichapori Gaon of Missamora Mouza under Dergaon Revenue Circle of Golaghat district.

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State flood scene still critical

GUWAHATI, July 5 - The overall flood situation in the State remained unchanged with nearly four lakh people still reeling under flood in 853 villages under 47 revenue circles of 15 districts. A total number of 41,487 flood-affected people are now taking shelter in 160 relief camps in these districts. A fresh case of drowning has been reported from Khumtai area of Golaghat district.

According to the official flood bulletin, the Brahmaputra is flowing above its danger levels at Neamatighat, Tezpur, Guwahati and Dhubri. Its tributaries Dikhow, Dhansiri (South), Jia Bharali and Beki are flowing above their respective danger levels respectively at Sivasagar, Numaligarh, NT Road Crossing and at Road Bridge Crossing. In the Barak Valley, the Kushiyara is flowing above its danger level at Karimganj.

The affected districts include � Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Chirang, Golaghat, Cachar, Dhemaji, Biswanath, Karimganj, Sonitpur, Hojai, Majuli, Barpeta, Nagaon, Nalbari and Sivasagar. The current wave of flood has affected a total crop area of 16,008.47 hectares, the bulletin said.

Floodwaters have breached an embankment at Bongaon in Barpeta district and damaged the Bongamora-Garchinga, via Kutubpur, Road in Lakhimpur district, eroded away a part of the Gelabil river embankment at Kacharipam and Danichapori Gaon of Missamora Mouza under Dergaon Revenue Circle of Golaghat district.