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Assam: Flood situation worsen in Nagaon, over three lakhs hit

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9,742 hectares of crops destroyed: District Disaster Management Authority

HT Correspondent

NAGAON, May 18: The flood situation in Nagaon district remains grim and critical on the fifth day too and the overflowing water from the Kapili river as well as Nichari river has wreaked havoc in Kampur, Raha and Nagaon revenue circles till the time of filing this report, sources added.
The flood water inundated over 100 revenue villages under Kampur revenue circle and over 50 revenue villages in Raha revenue circle while over 10 revenue villages in Nagaon revenue circle. Besides, due to the flood water, almost all surface routes for transportation towards Kampur town via Kothiatoli Chariali – Kampur, West Karbi Anglong – Kampur, Chapormukh – Kampur and Nagaon Dakshinpat – Kampur were disrupted for which the entire Kampur has completely remained isolated from all the nearest town or headquarters of Nagaon, Hojai and West Karbi Anglong districts.
The emergency response teams as well as SDRF personnel being deployed in Kampur as well as Raha revenue circle rescued over 1200 flood victims.
It is however being feared that the flood water will submerge more areas in Kampur as well as Nagaon revenue circles soon.
According to sources from District Disaster Management Authority, Nagaon, the flood has destroyed over 9742.57 hectares of land with various crops and vegetables and hit over three lakh people in those three revenue circles in the district.
Moreover, over 38,523 domestic animals were affected in Kampur, Raha and Nagaon revenue circles till date while the district administration set up 31 relief camps among which 23 in Kampur revenue circle, 5 in Nagaon and 3 in Raha revenue circle.
Meanwhile, the overflowing water from Haria river breached the DRDA embankment near Tetelisara Grant and has submerged various surface routes built by PWD as well as DRDA roads in and around the Kampur township, sources claimed.
Although the district administration supplied food and other essentials to the relief camps, it was not sufficient for everyone at the relief camps. The people at relief camps have urged the government to provide more food and other supplies like biscuits, medicine, mosquito net, clothes, etc.

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