Flood situation in Majuli and Lakhimpur has taken a destructive turn as embankments were demolished. In Lower Majuli, the embankment of Subansiri, Lohit and Khorkotia River’s tripoint at Selek Tiniali got demolished at around 3.45 am. This resulted in submerging most of the villages in the region along with the destruction of properties. Locals in the area have been living in terror since then.
Similarly, in Lakhimpur’s Bogolijan area the embankment of Ronganodi had been destroyed. This has posed as a great threat to Lakhimpur town as gradually flood water is entering the town. It may be mentioned that the situation has been worse in Lakhimpur, with floods late Sunday evening breaching a portion of National Highway 15 about eight km east of North Lakhimpur town. This had cut off road communication to Lakhimpur and Dhemaji districts as well as to six Arunachal Pradesh districts for which NH 15 is the most important lifeline. Communication however was restored on Monday afternoon, with the authorities regulating vehicular traffic.
The flood situation in Assam has been getting critical day by day as the total number of people affected rose to 12.55 lakh on Monday. The floods have caused damage to roads, bridges and other infrastructure in several districts, while over one lakh hectare crop area has been affected till date.