Lakhimpur flood situation remains unchanged

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Guwahati, Jul 6 (UNI) The flood situation of the North Eastern part of Assam continued to remain unchanged as road communication to North Lakhimpur and Dhemaji districts of Assam was snapped yesterday after a temporary sub-way on National Highway 52, built following the breach of the main road, was washed away.

The sub-way was built with boulders and bags for traffic movement after NH 52 was breached in June 14 flash floods near Ganeshmandir on the outskirts of Lakhimpur town.

However, it was washed away by gushing waters yesterday as incessant rain in the district as well as neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh fed the rivers with four-five major rivers, including the Ranganadi, flowed above the danger mark.

Railway communication between North Lakhimpur and Murkong Selek was snapped since last evening after flood water washed away the boulder base of both sides of a railway bridge between the Dhemaji and Silapathar stations on Rangapara North-Murkong Selek section.

Flood waters of Ranganadi swept away the eighteen hume pipes used as culvert on the subway to a long distance as fresh flood waters inundated the already flood-ravaged areas of Bagalijaan, Hatiloong, Jorhatiya, Bantow, Bomalguri, Highjaan and Ghilaguri forcing local residents to take shelter on roads once again.

This new flood had also affected Khoga, Azad, Angerkhowa, Panigaon and other areas. Flood waters of river Singra also overtopped NH-52 at Nowboicha today.

Deputy Commissioner of Lakhimpur Jayant Narlikar visited the damaged subway site at Ganesh Uddyan and took stock of the situation.

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