Lakhimpur and Dhemaji districts of Assam hit by floods again

Lakhimpur : Floods have again hit Lakhimpur and Dhemaji districts in Assam inundating over 30 villages, while the tributaries of the river Brahmaputra were rising above the danger mark.

With heavy rains lashing Lakhimpur district since yesterday, flood waters overran new areas in Nowboicha revenue circle, official sources said today.

Over 30 villages of Nowboicha circle including Rohali, Pandhowa North, Pandhowa South and Pandhowa East villages were inundated by the Singra river, the sources said.

The Lakhimpur district administration has provided essential commodities to the flood victims of Nowboicha circle, which was hit by the first wave of flood on April1.

Lakhimpur district deputy commissioner Jayant Narliker visited the affected areas.

Dhemaji district, on the other hand, was hit by a third wave of floods since Wednesday following heavy rains in the adjoining areas.

Due to heavy rainfall the water level of Simen river was rising above the danger level resulting in inundation of 12 villages under Jonai sub division, the sources said.

The sources said that erosion by the river also threatened villagers of Lakhimpuria, Dadhara, Rangpuria, Siman and SC Village under Chomkong Gaon Panchayat.

Dhemaji district deputy commissioner Dr P Ashok Babu has directed department officials to closely watch the situation.