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Assam: Flood hit Hailakandi district

Guwahati, Jun 13 (UNI) Scores of people has been affected in Hailakandi district in Southern Assam by flood waters following breach in many embankment as the rivers flowing through the area has been in spate due to torrential rainfall in the catchment areas for the past couple of days.
Eight villages have been fully affected while 50 partially hit. The breach at Tasla embankment yesterday has hit Nimaichandpur, Nityanandapur, Sudarshanpur and Bandukmara.
Surface communication has been snapped between Sudarshanpur Part III to Nityanandapur as the approach road of the bridge near Kalacherra has been washed away. Around one km of the road is inundated by surging flood waters.
Executive Engineer, PWD (Rural Roads), Hailakandi Division, RA Choudhury said that starting point of NH154 upto Lala town has been submerged with one culvert washed away and several others partially damaged.
Officials of the district administration and heads of concerned departments are camping in the affected areas overseeing the relief operation.
Additional SDRF teams have been pressed into service for rescue work. Even Assam Rifles has been kept on standby to deal with any exigency. Two rubber boats from SDRF have been pressed into service at Katlicherra and one at Lala. Four more boats from NDRF are on the way.
16 relief camps have been opened up by the district administration to provide shelter to the flood-hit people. Medical teams have been dispatched from district headquarters and nearby areas to the affected places, an official statement said.
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