Flood situation in Dhemaji district is grim as rising water of the rivers have submerged new areas in Sissiborgaon and Jonai circles causing severe hardships for the residents of the rural areas.
Flood report released by District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), Dhemaji reveals that about 47,471 people of 173 villages have been affected in the deluge so far, while it has inundated 7108 hectare crop land in four revenue circles of the district.
Overflowing water of Lali river has breached the dyke at No-1 Tari Majgaon and flooded human habitations in Bahir-Jonai, Rayang-Bijoypur, Siga and Gali-Sikari gaon panchayats, while rising water of Brahmaputra entered Sengajan area and flooded 20 villages of South-Jonai area. As such, overflowing water of Gainadi has created flood fury in 18 villages of Sissiobargaon and Sissitongani area.
In similar manner, surging water of Jiyadhal and Kumatiya rivers inundated 42 villages in Pachim Dhemaji and southern part (Bordoibam) in Gogamukh circle. Strong current of turbulent Jiyadhal river has eroded a culvert at Kekuri portion of BG railway between Jiyadhal and Bordoloni station this morning and snapped rail services along the route. The NF railway has engaged its man and machines to repair but not succeeded till this evening.
The flash flood in the district so far claimed one life as Bijoy Tanti , 22, of Kamalpur village under Gogamukh Police Station has drowned in the flood water and lost his life on Thursday.
The weather condition in the region is improved today, but the water levels in the rivers are not yet receded. As per Water resource department record, Brahmaputra is flowing above danger level at Kareng Bogibeel, Sissikoghor and Panbari, but water level of Gainadi, Jiyadhal and Kumatiya rivers area reportedly receding.