With the incessant rains for the last several days, the flood situation in the Barak Valley remains grim as rivers Barak and Kushiyara are flowing above the danger level in the region.
So far, two persons have died in the valley due to flood while 120 villages are reeling under flood waters and thousands of people taking shelter in different relief camps in the region.
The rising waters of tributaries of river Barak – Madhura, Sonai, Dhaleswari, Chiri, Jiri, Dalu, Jatinga, Katakhal – have worsened the flood situation of the Barak valley.
A woman identified as 40-year-old Reena Mura and another man were flown away by the flood waters of river Dalu.
Cachar Deputy Commissioner Lakshmanan S said, “After a woman died while trying to cross river Dalu, the body of another man has been recovered. And after that there is no report of any other incident.”
In Cachar district, a total of 120 villages are reeling under flood water and a total of 15,000 people have been affected by flood.
As per information, in Silchar, one thousand people have taken shelter in relief camps set up in government schools.
For the Borkhola Assembly constituency, Assam Rifles and NDRF personnel have been engaged to help the flood affected people.
State’s Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya has taken stock of the flood situation and visited the relief camps. He also instructed the concerned authorities to take necessary steps for distributing relief items among the affected people.
Suklabaidya said, “The district administration has taken all necessary measures to fight floods.”
On the other hand, as the Silcha-Karimganj and Silchar-Aizawl National Highways have been submerged by flood waters, road communication through these highways have been stopped.
Besides, due to landslides occurred in several places in the Lumding-Silchar railway route, the train services in Tripura-Barak-Lumding route have been cancelled.
In Cachar, road communication has been disrupted on 24 PWD roads as these roads have been submerged by flood waters.