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Heavy rains trigger floods in Tripura and Manipur

Heavy rains trigger floods in Tripura and Manipur

New Delhi: Floods triggered by heavy rain in Tripura and Manipur have rendered thousands homeless during the past 24 hours, officials said on Wednesday.

Heavy rains in Tripura rendered over 3,500 families homeless as the state was lashed by heavy rains.

This morning, over 500 families were evacuated to six relief camps in West Tripura's Sadar sub-division as their homes were submerged in water, officials said.

Over 3,500 families are lodged in 89 relief camps as heavy downpour inundated their houses, according to the latest report of the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC).

In Manipur, incessant rains over the past 24 hours have triggered flash floods in the Imphal Valley with several low-lying areas in Imphal East, Imphal West, Thoubal and Bishenpur districts have been inundated, officials said.

The General Administration Department declared a holiday on Wednesday for all government offices and educational institutions.

More rain has been forecast by the MeT department over Meghalaya and Assam, with heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.

Incessant rain in the past 24 hours has affected as many as 1,48,912 people in Assam's 222 villages under eight revenue circles in the districts of Biswanath, Karbi Anglong West and Karbi Anglong East, Golaghat, Karimganj and Hailakandi, according to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) report issued on Wednesday.

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