A flooded street of Diphu. Image: Northeast Now

Incessant rain in the past 72 hours has wreaked havoc in Diphu town as the water from the nearby rivers continues to submerge the town.

Floodwaters have submerged the residences of commissioners of Ward 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Even though the rain stopped on Sunday morning, however, there has been no respite from the rising water levels.

“The water level is likely to rise further,” sources informed.

People left their homes in search of safer places and have taken shelter on the roadside.

Diphu market is completely shut down.

Panbari, parts of Rongthe-ang, Ram Thakur Colony, Sarthe Colony, Caravan Basti, Ginning Mill, DIC Colony, Binapani High School, etc have been inundated.

KAAC CEM Tuliram Ronghang, MP Horen Sing Bey and others taking stock of the flood-hit areas in Diphu. Image: Northeast Now
KAAC CEM Tuliram Ronghang, MP Horen Sing Bey and others at the flood-hit areas. Image: Northeast Now

The newly constructed Karbi Anglong Sports Association (KASA) stadium is also flooded and is under waist-deep water.

“Healthcare facilities have been adversely affected in this wave of flood,” informed medical officials.

“There are four pregnant women at Dharamnala LP School relief camp. Moreover, three pregnant women have taken shelter in friends’ and relatives’ places,” the officials added.

Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) Chief Executive Member (CEM) Tuliram Ronghang and MP Horen Sing Bey along wth others surveyed the flooded areas.

Nongee Terang

Nongee Terang is Northeast Now Correspondent in Diphu. He can be reached at: nongee.terang@gmail.com

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