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Marginal let up in Kokrajhar flood

Flood relief camp at 362 Chekadani LP school, Bhaowraguri Circle, Kokrajhar
Flood relief camp at 362 Chekadani LP school, Bhaowraguri Circle, Kokrajhar. Photo: Sidharth Narzary

There seems some let up in the flood situation in Kokrajhar district on Monday where six people died snd nearly 1 lakh rendered homeless.

The water level of the major rivers seems to have shown a receding trend from the afternoon and if this trend continues, the flood waters would recede gradually.

But many relief camps are said to have fallen short of materials to accommodate the affected people who were evacuated to the relief camps'. The Patgaon relief camp inmates have alleged insufficient relief materials during the last three days.

The authority have set up  39 relief camps to operate in the three-subdivisions in the district for 45,759  inmates. In the recent flood, altogether 168 villages reportedly submerged that affected 1, 24,443 peoples with damaging 24,445 hectares of crops. The flood washed away and damaged seven roads in the district.

Sufficient medical teams have been deployed in the flood affected areas. The district administration said the flood victims’ family members would get the ex gratia very soon.


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