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Assam: In pictures: ‘Mad floods’ amid a coronavirus lockdown in Assam’s Dibrugarh July 01,2020   |  Source: Scroll.In

A popular radio artist, knee deep in water in his living room, strumming his guitar and singing an Assamese tune about the Brahmaputra’s “mad floods”, has captured the imagination of many on the internet. The video was shot last weekend in Upper Assam’s Dibrugarh as water from the Brahmaputra spilled into the city after days of relentless rain, flooding streets and shops and homes and offices. A mad flood had submerged the tea town.

Dibrugarh town is no stranger to floods, thanks to its peculiar low-lying location on the south bank of the river. Yet, residents say they had seldom seen a deluge as bad as this year. Many of the city’s arterial roads were waterlogged entirely or in parts for nearly five days until Sunday evening. As the roads became unmotorable, out came the fishing boats that usually lurk around on the banks.

The situation, residents said, was even worse in the countryside. “This is perhaps the worst flood in years,” said Neepjyoti Gogoi, a businessman. Over the weekend, the courtyard at Gogoi’s home was filled with almost knee-deep water. “Fortunately, it did not enter the house,” said Gogoi. But Bikash Singh Shahi, a lawyer in the city, was not so lucky. “Water from the road gushed into our home,” he said. There was no escape

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