From a Correspondent
MORIGAON, July 16: About 40-metre portion of the Kathoni embankment was breached on Saturday night at around 10.30 pm as devastating flood hit the embankment for 12 days. Despite all effort, the district administration could not protect the embankment. According to Deputy Commissioner Hemen Das, the Water Resources Department had been trying to protect the embankment from being breached using geo bags. On the other hand, three children died of drowning in the flood water on Sunday. Morigaon district administration has provided Rs 4 lakh each to their family members.