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Dima Hasao witness’s nature’s fury; cut off from rest of Assam

New Haflong station has been filled with muddy waters. Strong waves of the floods have washed away parked train coaches too.

Nature’s fury has taken a devastating shape in Dima Hasao as incessant rains and landslides continue to worsen by the day.

Communication with Haflong has been completely cut off, and normal life has been thrown out of gear. Electricity and internet services, too, have been snapped.

As per the latest inputs, heavy rains have forced a large amount of rainwater to flow down the Barail Hill which has resulted in the steep rise in the water level of the Diyung river.

On the other hand, a probable food scarcity looms large across the entire district. Fuel depots too are facing an acute shortage of petrol and diesel.

Meanwhile, massive landslides have blocked the 1-km long Maibong. The tunnel, which is the only way to reach Haflong, now remains completely inaccessible and it might require several hours or maybe even days to clear the pathway.

Whereas, the New Haflong station has been filled with muddy waters. Strong waves of the floods have washed away parked train coaches too.

Meanwhile, as per the railway department, all stranded passengers in Dima Hasao have been rescued and evacuated.

Meanwhile, the flood scenario has worsened in Assam’s Raha. Several villages have been inundated by the raging waters of the Borpani and Kopili rivers.

Hundreds of hectares of farmland have been submerged in the floodwaters causing heavy losses to farmers.

The absence of any proper embankment by the Borpani river is leading to heavy floods this year with heavy rains aggravating the scenario.

Locals are now appealing to the government to construct embankments on both sides of the Borpani river at the earliest so that they can get some relief from the yearly cycle of floods.

On the other hand, more than 200 villages are reeling under the floodwaters in Assam’s Gohpur. Increased water levels of the Balijan-Brahmajan river have inundated neighboring villages.

At least 70 percent of Gohpur town has been waterlogged owing to the floods triggered by the Satrang river. The administration, meanwhile, has installed three camps for the people.

First Published: 17th May, 2022 12:41 IST

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