Hailakandi: Following a major breach at Mohanpur embankment, flood waters have gushed through inundating Mohanpur and other areas of Hailakandi district on Saturday.
Altogether 24 villages of which 10 villages under Hailakandi, 11 villages under Lala and 3 villages under Katlicherra revenue circles have been affected by flood waters. Ninety eight hectares of cropped areas have been damaged affecting 1,037 farm families.
The PWD Road has been submerged at Noagram around one km from Samarikona Bazar Tiniali. A medical team has been pressed into service in flood-affected areas of Nimaichandpur, Nitanandpur, Tesla, Gaglacherra, Sudharshanpur Part II, Lalamukh, Harincherra, Kalacherra Grant, Vernarpur and Lalacherra.
Following submersion, 5,300 animals and 3,800 poultry have been affected, informed District Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Officer, RA Laskar. The three major rivers of the Barak Valley are flowing above the danger level. Katakhal, Dhaleswari and Barak rivers are flowing above the danger mark at 21.89 metre, 31.10 metre and 20.19 metre, respectively.
Possibility of a cut in Gaglacherra-Natun Bazar embankment at Bamun Lekai under Rajyeswarpur Part VII has been reported. Officials of the district administration are in touch with the water resources authorities and the officer in-charge of Lala Police Station to ascertain the veracity of the report.
Meanwhile, Additional Deputy Commissioner RK Dam has asked all the line departments to submit daily flood damage report circle wise. The district administration has activated the 24x7 control room for immediate response to the flood situation. 17 mm rainfall has been recorded in the district in the last 24 hours. It may be recalled here that Hailakandi district was hit by an unprecedented deluge affecting 3.24 lakh people in June last year.