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Flood situation in Tinsukia district remains grim

With the River Brahmaputra flowing at almost danger level 127.71 m (DAL 128.30 m) at Dhola and one of its tributaries

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Jun 2020 2:34 AM GMT

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DOOMDOOMA: With the River Brahmaputra flowing at almost danger level 127.71 m (DAL 128.30 m) at Dhola and one of its tributaries Kundil flowing at 133.12m (DL 133.61m) along with most of the other rivers like Noa-Dihing, Doomdooma and Dibru rivers flowing on a rising trend, there has been no improvement in overall flood situation in Tinsukia district.

So far, altogether 136 villages uner Tinsukia, Doomdooma, Sadiya and Margherita Revenue Circles of the district are under the grip of flood. The break-up of villages circle wise are - Tinsukia : 32, Doomdooma : 69, Sadiya : 23 and Margherita : 12. A total of 3,730 hectares of crop land and a population of 59,262 of the district have been affected in the current wave of flood according to District Disaster Management Authority. Fifty three relief camps and 47 relief distribution centre have been set up in various places of the district.

President of All Moran Students' Union (AMSU), Arunjyoti Moran, who visited some of the camps, found that the relief measures, especially the supply of essential items, were not satisfactory. Three persons who had gone for fishing in a boat in Dangori River were feared drowned on Friday. Other than them, no other casualties have been reported so far. Due to incessant rain, there has been report of artificial flood in many parts of Tinsukia and Makum towns.

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