Guwahati/ 15th June’2017 (Prag News Desk): Guwahati is slowly restored to normalcy after deluge that crippled the city day flow and even deaths, the number officially reached five. Two more bodies were recovered today.
Incidentally, the Kamrup (Metro) district administration that has not included the name of a lady because she died due to non-availability of medical facilities during the deluge.
At present, the floodwater have subsided from most parts of the city on account of no rainfall past 24 hours. Service pumps at low-lying areas like Nabin Nagar and Anil Nagar, to flush out the accumulated rainwater district administration are installed by the distict authorities.
According to the State Government data, 2,000 residents of Guwahati were affected by flash-flood, including the 1,200 people in Dispur revenue circle area and another 800 in Guwahati revenue circle area.
Man-made floods is a lesson and a recurring problem and thus, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal instructs authorities to be proactively equipped available.
Conferring condolences to relatives who lost their close ones in the floods, he also directed the Kamrup (Metro) district administration, District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) and Guwahati Development Department to be ready with relief materials and reach out to the affected people in case of any exigency.
The body of one Pintu Das (24) was recovered from the Bahini river at the Jonali locality of RG Baruah Road by SDRF today. Das, who hails from Dibrugarh, had slipped and fell into the Bahini river last evening while walking on the footpath of the RG Baruah Road.
The body of one Deben Nath (58) was recovered from the Silsako Beel. Nath, who hails from Satgaon locality and was an employee of the Assam State Secretariat, was missing since Wednesday. Pushan Kalita, a Class VIII student of Maria Montessori School, and Anowar Hussain, a rickshaw-puller, had died after being electrocuted yesterday near the Assam State Zoo.
The administration has declared an ex gratia of Rs 4 lakh to the families of each of the deceased persons.
The recent update is that one more is reported missing. The incident came into light after the State Disaster Response Force resumed the rescue operations. The missing person has been identified as Raju Thapa, a resident of Birkuchi in Narengi and is suspected to be washed away by raging waters of the Bondajan following incessant rainfall on Tuesday.