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Flood wreaks havoc

The first wave of flood wreaked havoc in 6 districts rendering over 32,000 persons homeless on Sunday.

According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority, the river Brahmaputra and its tributeries threaten to flow above the danger level if the rains continue in Arunachal Pradesh during the next couple of days.  

The surging waters have already inundated over 100 villages in 10 revenue circles in six districts – Kokrajhar, Dhemaji, Barpeta, Lakhimpur, Bongaigaon and Dhemaji.

This has forced the authorities to shift over 9,100 persons to 12 relief camps.

Twelve relief camps have been opened, all in Kokrajhar district, with over 9,100 persons taking shelter there.

Nearly 1,000 hectares of crop area has been affected, while villagers have also lost poultry and some domestic animals.

In Sonitpur district, Chatrong – a tributary of the Brahmaputra has caused extensive damage to embankments, while two bridges have been damaged in Bongaigaon district.

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