Dibrugarh deputy commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha distributes food among flood affected children in a relief camp and meets flood affected people in different relief camps. Image credit - Northeast Now

The flood situation has turned grim in Dibrugarh district as surging waters of the Brahmaputra have inundated several new areas affecting thousands of people.

In Dibrugsrh district, as many as 18,951 people have been affected by the flood.

Thirty seven villages in the district have so far been inundated by rain waters with many new areas coming under the grip of the rain-fed Brahmaputra with every passing moment.

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Among the 37 villages affected by flood, 9 fall under Chabua revenue circle, 11 under Dibrugarh south, 8 under Dibrugarh east, 7 under Moran and 2 under Tingkhong revenue circle.

As per data, 28,872 livestock in the district have also been affected in the second wave of flash flood.

On Friday, strong currents of the Brahmaputra breached a ring bund (a parallel bund or dyke constructed near a weak or damaged embankment) in Bogibeel area inundating vast tracts of lands.

The circle officer of Dibrugarh south revenue circle, Tarali Das, rushed to the area to take stock of the situation.

Deputy commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha on Friday visited two relief camps set up at Bindhakata High School and Dinjoy Hazarimal HS School and took stock of the arrangements.

He himself distributed food items to the inmates of the relief camps.

Four relief camps have so far been set up in the flood-hit areas and 1,231 people have taken shelter in the camps.

Meanwhile, the Brahmaputra was flowing at a level of 105.54 metres in Dibrugarh just close to the danger level of 105.70 metres.

In Naharkatia, the Brahmaputra was flowing at 118.46 metre above the danger level of 120.40 metre while in Khowang, it was flowing above the danger level at 102.43 metre crossing the red mark of 102.11 metre.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com

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