Heavy rain lashes Diphu, flash flood in many places

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DIPHU, Aug 5: Heavy downpour lashed various low lying areas of Diphu town creating severe water logging giving little time for the families to evacuate their houses on Friday night.

One such family affected was former KAAC chairman, founding secretary, Karbi Cultural Society (KCS), former president, Karbi Lammet Amei (KLA) and a senior politician Roy Enghi residing near Jawaharlal Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV).

The rain water from the surrounding hills flowed down to his house. “The rain water inundated my house at around 1 am. We could do nothing due to sudden flash flood. To add to the agony there was no power and we could not evacuate,” Enghi told reporters here.

“Only because of the culvert in front of our house it happened. The culvert is too small in order to flow water through it. The department should take some concrete measures to avoid flash flood. This is the second time flash flood has occurred,” he added.

In Sankur Anglong, the houses in low lying areas were submerged. Few auto-rickshaws parked at the village field went under water.

Severe water logging was seen at Basic Training Centre (BTC), Govt. Boys HS School playground and Lorulangso dur to overflow of the drains.

Meanwhile, Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) EM for town and country planning and MAC from Lumbajong, Ratan Teron visited flood-affected areas of Sitalabari, Ramthakur Colony, Dharamnala, Santi Patty, Diphu Town Committee Road, Dimasa Club and Government Boys HS School play ground on Friday evening.

EM Teron along with PWD chief engineer Abdul Karim and assistant engineer Pratap Terang also visited Dikrenglangso where road was washed away by the flood of August 4. On Saturday, a team of East Karbi Anglong BJP led by disaster management convenor Rupali Terangpi visited Rongcheklam, Baghmari, Sankur Anglong and other flood affected areas of Lumbajong MAC constituency.

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