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Flash floods hit Assam, Manipur and Mizoram

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  Kathmandu, Nepal      June 13 2018

 


Guwahati/Imphal/Aizawl, June 13 : Torrential rainfall in Assam, Manipur and Mizoram in past few days has caused massive landslides and flash floods in several parts of the three north eastern states.

Due to incessant rainfall, sevearl parts of the Assam are reeling under flood.

The National Highway 37 has submerged under flash flood water at Bokakhat and Kaziranga area in Golaghat district due to continuous rains in past 48-hour.

The administration has been stopped traffic at National Highway 37 at Bokakhat area due to flash flood.

Around 10 villages in Bokakhat sub-division have been affected in the first wave floods.

The flood water has inundated few parts of Kaziranga National park and no reports on animal casualties.

Several schools, government offices in Bokakhat, Kaziranga area have been submerged by flood water.

Following torrential rains, water levels of Brahmaputra river and its tributaries flowing above danger level marks in various places in Assam.

On the other hand, overflowing Katakhal river has inundated several villages in Hailakandi and Karimganj district in Assam’s Barak valley.

Over 50 villages affected in Hailakandi and Karimganj district.

On the other hand, Manipur’s capital city Imphal has been inundated by flash flood caused by incessant rain over the past couple of days.

The Manipur government has declared Wednesday as a holiday for all government offices, educational institutions and other commercial establishments.

In Mizoram, flash flood waters submerged several areas in Lunglei and Aizawl district.

Over 250 families living along the Khawthlangtuipui river in Lunglei district were evacuated to safer places and flood waters submerged over 180 houses.

On the other hand, at least 20 houses were submerged in Sairang village in Aizawl district by flood waters of Tlawng river.

Massive landslides triggered by heavy rainfall also being reported in several areas in Mizoram.

The Mizoram government has alerted the people to call 1077 in case of emergencies and inform about the disaster.

(By Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)