Kokrajhar (Assam), July 9: Incessant rain since the past four days has led to floods and massive erosion in Chirang district of Assam, separating the northern part from the rest of the district by snapping road communication.
According to a report published in The Sentinel, rivers in Chirang district like Aie, Huduti, Digaldong, Champamati, Nangal, Langkar and others have swollen alarmingly due to heavy rainfall in the last 36 hours.
These rivers have inundated villages and threatened their existence by causing massive erosion in many parts. Property were lost while school buildings were on the verge of collapse. The district administration had been alerted to take immediate steps to arrest the situation from deteriorating further.
According to the report, people of greater Owguri area comprising three Village Council Development Committees, namely, Owguri, Nangalbhanga and Patabari, are threatened by the flood. Over 60 villages in greater Owguri have been submerged and thousands of people were left marooned.
While rivers like Aie, Digaldong and Thaklai wreaked havoc in the western parts, Langkhar, Nangal and Huduti caused massive damage in the eastern parts.
People of greater Owguri were rushing from one village to another for shelter in boats as road links were snapped since past one week.
Additional District Magistrate of Chirang Sailendra Kr Das has ordered imposition of Section 144 of the CrPC to bar people from going near the Champamati and Aie rivers to collect sand, gravels and boulders for their daily needs for the water level in both the rivers were rising alarmingly due to the heavy rainfall.