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The excess water released from NEEPCO operated Kopili Hydro Electric Project in Dimaso district and incessant rain since last Thursday resulted into flash flood and disrupted normal life in some places of Hojai district.

The overflowing water of the Kopili river has inundated many villages of Hojai district like Kumrakata, Raikata, Thaplaguri, Kanduguri, Nobhanga and many other villages.

It has also destroyed standing crops in huge quantity.

“My 3000 hens chick drowned, I didn’t get time to save them,” said Pranab Thousen, owner of a poultry farm in Theplaguri.

He also added few days back he had opened this poultry farm with lots of ambition, but now he is totally devastated.

In Kumrakata, the main road connecting Hojai and west Karbi Anglong is completely flooded.

Locals are using ferry service to move between villages.

The historic Nabhanga Kali temple is also inundated in flash flood.

The three days celebration of Diwali and Kali Puja is totally affected.

“Suddenly water increased in the wee hours, we with help of boats managed to came at road side,” said a villager.

“At present the entire area is reeling in flood, we are bound to take shelter near the roads and most importantly we don’t have enough food and drinking water,” said Nipon Thousen, a farmer.

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