Floods Batter North-East, Death Toll Touches 21


Guwahati: Deadly floods, heavy rainfall and landslides lashed a couple of northeastern states in the past week, claiming scores of lives in Manipur, Assam and Tripura.

According to a report, more than 20 people have died in the flash floods and rainfall-induced landslides in Tripura and Manipur and around 30000 people residing in the region were rescued from the flood-affected region in Assam and Tripura.

On June 17, a total of 8 tonnes of relief material were dispatched to the victims in Kailashahar and Hailakandi area by the Indian Air Force.

As per the Central Water Commission report, the water level of river Brahmaputra is rising by 4 to 5 cms per hour and is expected to touch the danger level in the coming days.

Notably, the electricity supply in these flood-affected regions has been cut-off. Schools, colleges and offices have also remained close in many pockets of the region.

The report further suggests that more than 4.5 lakh people have been affected at 6 districts due to the current wave of floods in Assam region. Some of the worst-hit areas in the district are Wangoi, Lamphel, Iroishemba, Lamsang, Patsoi and Konthoujam.

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