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Flood-Hit Areas now Face Outbreak of Diseases in Tinsukia District

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TINSUKIA: Though life in Sadiya is limping back to normalcy with supply line being restored, the recent deluge has left a trial of devastation in some parts of Sadiya and Amarpur in particular in Tinsukia district. Flood was grim in Amarpur gaon panchayat with as many as 10 villages facing the fury of two major rivers – Dibang and Dutung that encircled Amarpur.

The rescue and relief operation have been supervised jointly by 12 NDRF and Sadiya subdivisional administration led by Biswajit Phukan SDO (Civil). In the aftermath of the flood, there are reports of outbreak of diseases in both human and livestock.

The Joint Director of Health Services, Tinsukia, and Veterinary department should sent medical and veterinary teams from Tinsukia with sufficient quantity of medicines to cope with the situation, observed an official on condition of anonymity. The villages of Amarpur gaon panchayat which have been hit hard most are 1 no. Chiling, 2 No Chiling, Lachan, Laimekuri, Bahbari, Madhupur, Kheronibari and Majgaon.

Even as the water level is receding at many places in many rivers, yet the situation is still grim. Around 53,52,107 people of 4,128 villages in 103 revenue circles have been affected in 28 districts in the State by the current wave of flood. At present, 689 relief camps are operational in various flood-affected districts with 2,25,737 inmates. A total of 212122.74-hectare crops, 25,18,825 animals and 22,59,413 poultry have been affected by the floods.

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