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Torrential rain creates havoc in Manipur

By Our Correspondent Updated: Jun 14, 2017 10:19 pm

Our Correspondent
Imphal, June 14 (EMN): Torrential rain of the last two days led to flooding at many places and river banks in hills and valleys area in Manipur’s on Wednesday. The whereabouts of a 35 year old farmer of khaochangbung village in Kangpokpi district could not be established after he was swept away by the strong current of Imphal River on Tuesday.
The situation has worsened after Imphal River bank were breached at the impact of ever increasing water volume at Kairang Tera Makhong and Mayang Imphal in Imphal East and Imphal West districts.
Hundreds of localities in Imphal East, Imphal West, Thoubal, Senapati districts faced flash flood after many rivers including Imphal, Nambul, Kali and Senapati besides tributaries of Barak, Nambul and Thoubal rivers overflows at various locations since last night.
Villagers in Kairang under Heingang constituency suffered impact of flood this time after Imphal river bank breached (measuring around 60 feet) at their area late last night.
Similarly many villagers in Kalapahar in Kangpokpi district vacated their houses after the flood water enters their habitation area while residents of Sagolband, Uripok, Yaiskul and some of the low lying areas are facing flash flood.
The popular Hanuman Mandir and District session judge courts complex at Uripok in Imphal located on the bank of Imphal and Nambul Riverd were inundated as the water level of the river rises all of sudden last night.
Though water level of major rivers are decreasing slowly, rain and flash floods also destroyed standing crops in many places while some villages including Makuilongdi in Senapati district has been cut off from the rest of the country after the rain washed away their district roads.
Chief Minister N Biren Singh accompanied by Irrigation and Flood Control Department Minister Letpao Haokip visited the flood hit Kairang areas to take stock of the situation on Wednesday.
Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Nemcha Kipgen team visited the earth crack and flood affected areas in Kangpokpi District and distributed various relief materials to the affected families on Tuesday.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Jun 14, 2017 10:19:49 pm