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Dam Water Release Triggers Severe Flooding in Assam, Submerging Multiple Villages

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Guwahati, May 29: Severe flooding has engulfed several regions of Assam following the release of water from dams managed by the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO). In response to incessant rains and strong winds, NEEPCO opened the gates of the Karbi Langpi Hydro Electric Project and the Khandong dam, causing the Kopili and Borpani rivers to overflow.

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Specifically, five gates of the Karbi Langpi Hydroelectric Project and seven gates of the Khandong dam were opened, leading to the Borpani River swelling beyond its capacity. This sudden influx of water has resulted in substantial damage and disruption across the affected areas.

The floodwaters have washed away the wooden bridge at Ramani Field on the Borpani River, cutting off a crucial traffic route for residents of Kachua Simaluguri. Several villages, including Kachua, Madhabpara, Juripar, Longjap, and Padumoni, are now submerged under water.

The situation remains dire as floodwaters continue to rise, impacting thousands of residents and causing extensive damage. Emergency services are on high alert, with efforts underway to provide relief and support to the affected communities. The authorities are closely monitoring the situation and working to mitigate the impacts of this natural disaster.

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