Northeast floods: Thousands dislocated in Manipur, Assam and Tripura

Assam | Thousands of citisens have been dislocated from there habibat after incessant rains have triggered floods in the northeastern states of India.

In Manipur,the the water level of major rivers of the state was above the danger level and normal life came to complete standstill. The state government has set up relief camps across the state to rescue the affected people. Hundreds of families were affected and displaced due to massive landslides and flash floods in four districts including Aizwal in the state of Mizoram. Unremitting rainfall has triggered flash floods in various districts of Upper and Lower Assam, leaving thousands of people in distress. Karimganj district of central Assam has been the worst hit of all.

Speaking to media in Guwahati, Disaster Management Authority Official said “As of today, around seven districts have been affected in the first wave of floods namely Hojai, Karbi Anglong (East&West), Golaghat, Karimganj, Hailakandi and Cachar. The total number of circles affected is 22 and the total number of villages affected is 668. A total of 178 relief camps have been set up across the districts by the district administration and ration have been distributed accordingly. As for now, no human lives are lost. Crops are affected largely and more than 71 people have been evacuated from Karimganj. Landslides took place in Kamrup Metro District and Dimasa is also affected. Roads and bridges are also affected but the situation is under control.”

Chief Minister Biplab Deb carried out an aerial survey to take stock of the flood-affected areas. He announced an ex-gratia payment of Rs. 5 lakhs for the families of the deceased.

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