Seva bharathi: Floods ravage eastern Assam and Arunachal: Support the victims

Source: Assamtribune and Tribune and Newslivetv


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A government spokesperson said heavy rains triggered massive flooding in the eastern Dhemaji district, about 500 km from Assam's main city of Guwahati.
"According to preliminary reports, about 40 villages have been hit by floods with an estimated 25,000 people displaced. There are reports of at least seven people swept away by sudden burst of flooding," Dhemaji District Magistrate M.S. Manivannan told journalists. 

Flood waters have covered a major portion of the National Highway (NH) 52 in Dhemaji district, cutting off the district from the rest of the country.
Nearly 600 metres of the road have been washed away by flood waters, while a portion of the railway tracks in the district has also been washed away. A road connecting Arunachal Pradesh has also been washed away by flood waters.All important rivers in Dhemaji are flowing over the red mark, inundating several villages and affecting thousands of people.


Arunachal Pradesh
eight people were washed away at Sisibargaon by swollen waters of Gainadi, a major tributary of Brahmaputra river, following torrential rains in its upper reaches of Arunachal Pradesh, official sources said.The flash floods inundated 35 villages in Sisibargaon revenue circle where houses were submerged under 5-feet water, the sources said.
    
 A portion of a railway bridge on Rangiya-Murkongselek metre-gauge track was washed away by the surging waters leading to suspension of train services.


IAF to rescue flood-hit in Assam
Bijay Sankar Bora/TNS
Guwahati, August 16
Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters have been pressed into action to rescue marooned people even as flash floods in Dhemaji district in eastern Assam inundated over 150 villages since yesterday.
Dhemaji Deputy Commissioner MS Manivannan said over 200 persons were rescued in the district by IAF choppers from the villages that were suddenly inundated due to flash floods of the Gai-nadi and several other smaller rivers yesterday. Several hundred people have taken shelter in five relief camps in the district so far.
The swirling Gai-nadi (Gai River) that flows down from Arunachal Pradesh all of a sudden changed course yesterday morning near Sisiborgaon and washed away several houses after damaging the NH-53 as well as the Rangiya-Murkongselek metre gauge railway track.
Eight members of a marooned family were atop a tree for over four hours until the tree along with the flood-hit were swept away by the strong currents.
While a team of the NDRF personnel tried hard to reach out to the marooned persons, but in vain. They were finally washed ashore, the official claimed, refuting initial reports about their death.
Incessant rains in Arunachal Pradesh and eastern Assam had sent several rivers in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur and Sonitpur overflowing in the past two days. In Dhemaji, the original course of the Gai River was abandoned and the river was flowing through paddy fields along the highway.
Swirling waters of the Brahmajan and Satrang overtopped NH-53 at two spots near Gohpur in Sonitur district in north Assam. Several villages have been inundated by the flood waters of the Brahmajan, Satrang, Kukurjan and Sessa since yesterday, an official source said.


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