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The flood situation in north Assam’s Dhemaji district continues to be grim as overflowing water of the rivers submerged new rural areas in Dhemaji, Sissiborgaon and Jonai revenue circles on Wednesday.

The rivers and streams of the district are swelling due to overnight heavy downpour in upper reaches of Arunachal Pradesh hills sites and created flood havoc in the riverine villages of the district.

As per ground report compiled by the circle officers, over 60,000 populations of 151 villages are reeling under flood in the district.

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The flash flood affected 47,000 populations of 101 villages in Jonai circle which is worse affected till Wednesday evening.

Water Resource department sources said the water level of the rivers is on rise and it might increase the number of affected people till Thursday.

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The flood has breached many rural roads, dykes and embankments besides collapsing vast areas of wet cultivation in the affected areas, which is yet to be assessed.

The district administration has set up three relief camps-two at Dhemaji and one at Jonai circle and distributing food and other relief materials among the flood hit.

Surging water of Jiyadhal in Dhemaji circle has created flood fury at Jiyadhal, Samarajan and Pachim Dhemaji area, while Gainadi water entered through breached dykes flooded Sripani and Moridhal villages on its right bank under Sissioborgaon circle.

Likewise, overflowing water of Lali, Sille and Jonai river inundated many villages under Bahir-Silley, Bahir-Jonai and Rayang-Bijoypur panchayats.

Swelling Siang and Lali rivers submerged all four parts of Kobuchapori island fall under Jonai sub-division.

Prafulla Kaman

Prafulla Kaman is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dhemaji. He can be reached at: pkradio16@gmail.com