Assam: 3 Girls Washed Away as Flood Situation Eases

Assam: 3 Girls Washed Away as Flood Situation Eases
Guwahati | Sep 16, 2010
Three minor girls were washed away even as the flood situation in Assam eased today with the water level of Brahmaputra maintaining a falling trend along its course in 11 affected districts though Barak river was rising.

Jamila Khatun (3), Basiram Begum (5) and Nilima Khatun (8) were playing by a swollen tributary of the Brahmaputra at Tilardia in Nalbari district yesterday when they were swept away by the surging waters, official sources said today.

The current wave of floods has so far claimed five lives due to drowning this week in three separate places.

Revenue Minister Bhumidhar Barman today visited the flood-affected people in Nalbari district where 25,000 people in 29 villages of Borkhetri circle alone were displaced by the flood.

The Brahmaputra was flowing above the danger level at some places but it was recording a falling trend due to lesser intensity of rains in the last few days, the sources said.

However, Brahmaputra is still flowing above the danger level at Dibrugarh, Numaligarh in Golaghat, Guwahati, Nimatighat in Jorhat, Dharamtul in Morigaon and Asia's largest human inhabited river island Majuli, the Central Water Commission said.

In Jorhat district, the river was flowing steadily above the danger level at Nimatighat, the river port of Majuli island and at Dharamtul in Morigaon district, the CWC said.

The Brahmaputra is moving below the danger level with a falling trend at Goalpara, Dhubri, Naharkatia, Bodotighat, Sibsagar, Golaghat and Manas, the Commission added.

River Barak was flowing above the danger level and was rising at Karimganj.