Rain in Meghalaya causes flash flood in Goalpara district of Lower Assam

The border areas in Goalpara district of Lower Assam had to suffer yet another major flash flood created
Rain in Meghalaya causes flash flood in Goalpara district of Lower Assam

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GOALPARA: The border areas in Goalpara district of Lower Assam had to suffer yet another major flash flood created due to heavy shower in neighbouring Garo Hills of Meghalaya on Sunday.

The deluge coming down through the Krishnai River washed away a major portion of the Krishnai-Nepalikhuti PWD Road at Kharija Manikpur within no time. Hundreds of families were affected as the area was engulfed and their houses were inundated with up to two metres of water. Already kept on alert, the SDRF and NDRF were called immediately.

The efforts of NDRF and SDRF personnel deserve appreciation as they worked in extremely difficult conditions under heavy rain and heavy current to rescue 56 persons in Kharija Manikpur area on the intervening night.

On the other hand, on receipt of information that some families were stranded in Kharija Manikpur area, Varnali Deka, Deputy Commissioner of Goalpara, along with ADC and Circle Officers concerned immediately arrived at the spot. The district administration team under Varnali Deka's supervision stayed and monitored the rescue operation.

The rescued persons have been kept in relief camps by the district administration. Among the areas which were severely affected are Habraghat, Takadiabori, Gojiajani, Pakhriguri, Koliashastra, Bhojmala, Nayapara and Sardarpara under Matia revenue circle.

This season's flood has affected about 4.5 lakh people in the district. The district administration has deployed nine teams of doctors in the four revenue circles - Balijana, Rongjuli, Lakhipur and Matia. The three major tributaries, Dudhnoi, Krishnai and Jinari are in rising trend.

Meanwhile, the Goalpara district committee of AAMSU staged protest on Monday in the breached part of the Moinamoti embankment of Krishnai demanding immediate repair of the breached embankment.

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