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Jun 15, 2018
7:47AM

Torrential rain-related incidents kill atleast seven in Assam, Tripura & Manipur

At least seven people were killed and thousands rendered homeless in the torrential rain-related incidents in the Assam, Tripura and Manipur. 

According to the state officials in Tripura, two persons were swept away by strong river currents while over 14,000 lost their homes as heavy downpour submerged parts of the state. Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, who visited the flood-hit areas, briefed Home Minister Rajnath Singh about the critical situation of the state.
In neighbouring Manipur, the state government has declared holiday till today in all educational and government establishments in Imphal and its adjoining districts in view of the flood situation. Police sources said, two persons drowned in swollen rivers in separate incidents.  The state officials said the water level in major rivers of Manipur is receding, but the situation continues to remain grim. Fifteen relief camps have been set up across the state to help those affected by flood. 

The situation in Assam has worsened with three people losing their lives and nearly 1.7 lakh people affected across seven districts. North East Frontier Railway official said landslides triggered by heavy downpour disrupted train services in the State. 

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