Floods, continual rains, triggered landslides and overflowing rivers in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam are throwing normal life out of gear.
The death terrain continues in Arunachal Pradesh since 2014. About 1.81 lakh people have been hit by the current wave of floods in 213 villages in Lakhimpur, Golaghat, Morigaon, Jorhat, Dhemaji and Sivasagar districts. Brahmaputra, the state’s largest river is flowing above the danger mark which is the prime reason the state government has issued an alert alarm.
On July 18, a flood control official said around 30,000 people were displaced overnight as rising floodwaters from the Brahmaputra cut a wrap through parts of eastern Assam. Some 350 villages in eight districts of the state have so far been affected. The current wave of floods in the state has hit nearly two lakh people in seven districts, washing away hectares of land. The affected districts are Lakhimpur, Golaghat, Morigaon, Jorhat, Dhemaji, Sivasagar and Kokrajhar. More than 320 villages are under water. Floods have snapped surface communication by damaging roads, breached embankments and caused large scale erosion in many areas. The rising Noa-Dehing river has submerged entire Lekang circle under Namsai district and affected Piyong circle, Namsai Township and its adjoining villages. Around 4,000 people have been rendered homeless. These places have remained cut off from the rest of the nation because of flood waters swamping roads.
Due to heavy rains and floods, the death toll due to a landslide at Bhalukpong in Arunachal Pradesh’s west Kameng district has risen to tens including children. The Lohit, Kamlang, Berreng and Tengapani rivers are flowing above the red mark and have resulted in heavy erosion in both banks of the rivers.
The rescue operation is being carried out by the district administration, NDRF team, ITBP personnel and local residents collectively. Chief Minister Kalikho Pul has directed the district administration to begin the rescue work for which additional funds have been sanctioned. Flood situation remains bleak in these areas.
It kills me sometimes, how people die!!
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