North East Floods Claim 23 Lives; 4.5 Lakh People Affected In Assam Alone

The Logical Indian Assam

June 18th, 2018 / 8:15 PM

Representational Image: The Hindu

The torrential rains have brought many parts of the Northeastern state to a standstill. In last 24 hours, the death toll has risen to a total of 23 in Assam, Manipur, and Meghalaya. Many parts of the states are even witnessing electricity cut. Although the situation has slightly improved in Mizoram.


Manipur

More than 1.5 lakh people are affected in Manipur due to the flash flood.

At Least 5,500 people have been displaced in Imphal alone. According to First Post, the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) have installed 44 relief camps across the district.The District Commissioner, Pavain Singh has also said that all necessary commodities have been provided in the camps.

According to Mr. Singh, this year situation has been particularly bad for the state. 106 out of 176 villages in Imphal West has witnessed water logging in most parts of the town. Knee-deep water has brought the city to a halt.

The areas that are majorly hit by the rains in Manipur are Wangoi, Lamphel, Iroishemba, Lamsang, Patsoi, and Konthoujam.

The national highway connecting Manipur with southern Assam’s Barak Valley has blocked due to the mudslide in the area.



Assam

The situation in Assam remains worst hit among the other states. More than 4.5 lakh people have been affected. The major six rivers in the valley are flowing precariously above danger levels.

According to the Central Water Commision officials, the river Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger mark.



Diphlu river has engulfed National Highway-37 in Golaghat, disrupting lives of the people. The worst affected areas in Assam includes Hojai, Karbi Anglong West, Golaghat, Karimganj, Hailakandi and Cachar districts.

On Thursday, Assam environment and forest minister Parimal Suklabaidya toured different flood-hit regions to take the stock situation.


Tripura

In Tripura, the situation has deteriorated from last week. Around 26,000 people have been affected in the area. The swelling Kowai river has engulfed fresh areas of the town. Seven districts out of eight have been affected. The situation in Unakoti district remains worst hit.

80 relief camps have been put up to give shelter to as many as 6,054 families.

On Sunday, Indian Air Force provided aid to the flood-affected areas in Tripura. Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb also took an aerial survey of the area.



Mizoram

More than 1,066 people are affected in the state. The reports claim that fresh rains have lashed the city. The Tlawng and Langkaih rivers have overflown. According to The Economic Times, the worst hit villages are Lamthai, Tipperaghat, and Serhuam, where 700 families were moved to a safer place after their houses were destroyed in the floods.  


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Edited by : Shraddha Goled

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