Hojai still grim, flood claims 3 lives

The flood situation in Nagaon as well as Hojai district is still grim and critical. The surging water from Kapili, Haria and Nishari rivers are submerging more and more revenue villages

Published On 2022-05-21 07:24 GMT   |   Update On 2022-05-21 07:24 GMT

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NAGAON: The flood situation in Nagaon as well as Hojai district is still grim and critical. The surging water from Kapili, Haria and Nishari rivers are submerging more and more revenue villages under Kampur, Nagaon and Raha revenue circles in Nagaon district.

Besides, the flood claimed the lives of over 3 persons in Kampur revenue circle. They were identified as Binanda Nath, Dhunu Shah and Sunny Gowala during the last 24 hours and affected over 3.5 lakhs people under Kampur, Nagaon and Raha revenue circles till the time of filing of this report, sources from the district disaster management authority, Nagaon said, adding that during the first flash flood, 11,865.94 hectares of land with various crops and vegetables were ravaged by flood water and inundated over 204 revenue villages under 3 revenue circles in the district among which over 100 under Kampur revenue circle, 78 villages under Raha revenue circle while 28 revenue villages under Nagaon revenue circle were under the grip of floodwaters.

Similarly, Jamunamukh, Kathkotiagaon, Kumargaon Lakhimigaon, Kahargaon, Changjurai gaon, Potiapam, Komargaon, railway station road under Doboka revenue circle in Hojai district have been submerged by the overflowing water from Kapili river for over a couple of days.

Meanwhile one concrete culvert on Kothiatoli Chariali to Kampur town PWD road and Kampur - Nagaon Dakshinpat PWD road were breached by the floodwaters on Thursday afternoon. Further, all surface routes for public transportation towards Kampur township from Nagaon, West Karbi Anglong and Hojai district headquarters remain closed consecutively for the last three days due to inundation of floodwater, sources added.

Over 12,752 flood victims are presently taking shelter in over 36 relief camps set up by district administration among which 15 camps are under Kampur revenue circle, 18 under Nagaon revenue circle while 3 in Raha revenue circle.

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