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Flood affects more than 1 lakh people in Bongaigaon district

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 July 2016 12:00 AM GMT

From our Correspondent

Bongaigaon, July 21: Due to continuous rain since the last few days, a major portion of Bongaigaon district has been submerged under water.

Binurani Rajbanshi, District Information and Public Relation Officer of Bongaigaon district, said on Thursday that 63 village of Bongaigaon district had been flooded till now. “These 63 villages are under three revenue circle of Bongaigaon district, including Bongaigaon circle, Bijni circle and Srijangram circle. Total 1,08,198 persons have been affected by this flood. Already one rescue camp has been established in Bongaigaon circle where total 163 people have taken shelter. Till now total nine boats have been used for rescue operation of people. One medical team has also been deputed for health check-up of these people,” she said.

She also said that relief material from district administration had been distributed among the flood-affected people. “Among these relief materials, 149 kg rice, 49.8 kg dal, 15 kg salt and 15 litre mustard oil have been distributed,” she said. “No loss of human life or domestic animal has been reported yet,” she added.

Many villages under North Salmara subdivision of Bongaigaon district have also been affected by flood. Aan embankment in Aie river in Mereswar area under North Salmara subdivision is in a crucial condition. People of the area have already vacated the village fearing that the embankment might break, thus flooding the village. Total 174 families in this subdivision have taken shelter on the road.

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