2 dead as heavy rain lashes Manipur

June 15, 2018, 8:45 am
Imphal (Manipur), June 15 : Heavy  rain in the past 72  hours has created  havoc in the north-eastern states, claiming at least  four lives in Tripura and Manipur, severely affecting  train  services in Assam and leaving thousands homeless across the region.
 
In Manipur, two persons died  within the past 24 hours in the Thoubal district,  according to  a report  in  the Imphal Free Press.
 
At Nepra  in Thoubal Police Station area of the district, a middle aged man  identified as Sagolsem Ingocha Singh, was drowned  in the  flooded Arong River, when he went  for fishing.
 
In a seprat  incident, a 7-year-old boy, Keisham Brainson, was swept away by floodwaters into Ingourok river, the report added.
 
The incessant rain has overflowed most of the major rivers that run through capital  Imphal mainly  the Imphal and Nambul rivers.
 
 
Residential areas in the state have been submerged in the flood water. More than 1.5 lakh people in 150 villages have been affected in the state with 12,000 houses damaged. The state government has released Rs 3.2 crore to deal with the calamity. 59 relief camps opened in the state.
 
The Manipur government has declared holiday for all government offices and educational institutions including private sectors under the government.
 
Chief Minister N Biren Singh is personally supervising the repair work on the river banks that were damaged due to the downpour, a release issued by Information and Public Relations (IPR) Department said.
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