From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, August 23: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday took an aerial view of the flood-affected areas in the lower Assam districts. The flood situation in Kokrajhar district is gradually improving since Saturday. Thousands of people were affected by floods which claimed at least five lives in Kokrajhar district.
On Saturday, the body of Bishen Brahma (59) was recovered from the bank of Tharong River under Kokrajhar police station. Brahma, a villager of Choto Adabari, was an employee of 16th SSB who drowned on August 20. The Kokrajhar police also recovered two other bodies. The deceased have been identified as Dinesh Islary and Nirodh Das, both residents of Diabari in Kokrajhar who had reportedly drowned in the flood water.
Meanwhile, Ansuli Brahma (7) of Shimlaguri village and leb Brahma (60) of Shantigar village who were taking shelter at Dotma Relief camp allegedly died due to fever. Electricity supply in the district has also been resumed. District administration is also taking all possible steps to rescue the flood-affected people.
Over 599 villages in Kokrajhar district have been affected by flood. As on Saturday, the Kokrajhar district administration has set up 260 relief camps in three subdivisions of Kokrajhar district - Kokrajhar, Gossaigaon and Parbatjhora. The total inmates in relief camps are 1, 35,851 in the district as per the sources from the district administration.