Flood situation in Bajali turns critical after Bhutan releases water

PATHSALA: The flood situation has become critical in Bajali after Bhutan released water from Kurichhu dam. In Bajali, two people reportedly died and two persons were missing, authorities said on Saturday, warning that the situation could worsen. The water levels of the Kaldia and Pahumara rivers have been increasing and many parts of the district have been inundated and Bajali district administration is working day and night to rescue people from the flood-affected areas.

They also warned the people to come to a safe place after Bhutan released water. There is no power supply for the last 5 days. Business establishments have been closed in Pathsala town and its surrounding areas. The Assam SDRF and NDRF were called for rescue operations in various places in the region. People have been shifted to safer places. Meanwhile, the farmers here who prepared paddy seedlings for the ensuing cultivation spent sleepless nights as their paddy seedling have also been inundated by water at various places in the area.