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Flood fury on, Dhemaji cut off

Assam continued to reel under the fury of the mighty Brahmaputra and its tributaries as Dhemaji district was cut off and Kaziranga National Park in the grip of high flood.

india Updated: Jul 03, 2003 10:09 IST

Assam continued to reel under the fury of the mighty Brahmaputra and its tributaries as Dhemaji district was cut off and Kaziranga National Park, home to the famed one-horned rhinos, in the grip of high flood.

The worst affected Dhemaji district have been cut off as the alternative Ghilemara PWD road was eroded by the Jiadhal river while the Jonai link was already snapped.

The flood prone district in upper Assam have been seriously affected as both rail and road communication has been snapped with more than 3000 people taking shelter on raised platforms, official reports reaching here today said.

In the worst hit Nalbari district the scene was bad the vital Raibari Hajo-Guwahati road closed for traffic.

In South Assam, Karimganj and Hailakandi districts continued to real under water of Kagtakhal and Hatijuli which were threatening to submerge railway tracks in several areas.

In lower Assam's Goalpara district, the situation was serious as nearly 500 villages and crop area of over 8000 hactares were submerged.

The flood situation in Sonitpur district was also grave as about 5000 people in three revenue circles were affected. The administration opened relief camps in those areas.

First Published: Jul 03, 2003 10:09 IST