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Assam: Floods in Kaliabor submerge nine new areas, disrupt transportation

Assam: Floods in Kaliabor submerge nine new areas, disrupt transportation

Western Kaliabor is facing severe flooding as the Kallang, Misa, and Diju rivers continue to rise, submerging nine areas and affecting hundreds of residents.

On Thursday afternoon, floodwaters surged through rural roads, causing widespread devastation. The foresters are struggling to cope with the situation, described locally as a state of "najaal-nathal," indicating severe distress and confusion.

Residents, including Banakrant, have resorted to makeshift rafts made from banana bark to reach safer areas. The flooding has also led to significant agricultural damage, with hundreds of bighas of vegetable fields and leather pet fields inundated.

The rising waters have inundated areas including Bamunipathar, Darigaji, Roumari, and Dalgaon fields. 

Consequently, the road connecting Bamuni Nijeri is submerged, disrupting transportation and daily life.

As a result of the flooding, 51 villages in Kaliabor are underwater, forcing approximately 3,000 residents to seek refuge in shelter camps.