Dhubri: The devastating floods caused by incessant rain over the past few days has washed away a vast stretch of a road along with a portion of the barbed wire fencing along the porous Indo-Bangla International Border (IB) at the Asmer-Alga area in South-Salmara Mankachar district of Assam.
The road has been partially washed away owing to the rising water level of the Brahmaputra river which is flowing 130 centimeters above the danger level on July 15th, 2019. Around 15 meters of the road along with the fence near 1051-6S border post was washed away by flood waters on July 15th, 2019. The area falls under Mankachar Police Outpost.
Several low-lying areas were inundated in Dhubri and Bilasipara as the water level of the Brahmaputra continues to rise. A portion of the barbed wire fencing had been washed away along the border and the outposts were inundated creating trouble for the jawans posted along the border.
The flood situation in Dhubri district is also worsening as more than 300 villages are reeling under flood waters. South-Salmara Mankachar Deputy Commissioner Atika Sultana, AIUDF central organizational secretary, Aminul Islam, local MLA Mitur Rahman Mandal visited the IB along with the higher officials of the Border Security Force to take stock of the situation.