Flood in Assam

With incessant rains in northern bank of Assam and Arunahal Pradesh, the yearly flooding has started in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur and Sonitpur districts of Assam on Northern bank of Brahmaputra. The tributaries of Brahmaputra river, Subansiri, Ranga Nadi, Nonoi etc. are flowing much above danger level.

As usual, NH-52, that goes through all these districts, have bee damaged and Lakhimpur as well as Dhemaji districts have been cut off from rest of India by road.

The overflowing waters of Brahmaputra and its branch rivers Borgang and Burigang submerged vast areas in Biswanath and Gohpur subdivisions, the sources said.

Flooding the low-lying areas, the waters overtopped the National Highway linking Tezpur and North Lakhimpur at three places between Balipara and Gohpur.

In Dhemaji district, the rains caused river Subansiri’s tributary Jiadhal to be in spate and flood adjoining areas in about 25 villages in west Dhemaji. The worst affected villages are Kesukhona, Nepalisuti and Rotua.

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