35 milkman family marooned at Dibrugarh Brahmaputra sandbar


Avik Chakraborty

Dibrugarh, 23rd July, 2020:

More than 35 milkman and their family were stuck at Panchali Chapori(sandbar) in upper Assam Dibrugarh for last three days without food due to rising level of Brahmaputra river.

“We are stuck at the chapori for last three days due to rising level of Brahmaputra river. But we don’t want to live our cattles. There are total 2000 cattles in the chapori. We are living here since several decades but this year the water resides in our homes. We are without food for three days and need intervention of district administration,” said Ankush Yadav, a milkman of Panchali Chapori.

On the other hand, Dibrugarh district administration is ready to rescue them but they don’t want to come living behind their cattles.

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“We are living here since 50 years but didn’t seen such devastating flood in our life. We supply milk to the hotels in Dibrugarh but due to surging water level of Brahmaputra we could not cross the river,” said another milkman.

However, SDRF has been pressed into service for rescue operation.

“They were reluctant to be rescued as they don’t want to leave their cattles behind. We are talking out to at least pregnant ladies to be rescued by SDRF team,” said an district official.

Meanwhile, Eastern air command is monitoring the flood situation of Northeast and if need they will help in rescue operation.

Like every year, this year too flood has devastated the lives of the people. Many people become homeless after their houses were washed away by the river.

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