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Floods claim 11 lives, displace nearly 4 lakh in Northeast

Several rivers are flowing above danger level and landslides, submerged roads and railways tracks have affected movement of traffic at several places and led to cancellations of some trains.

india Updated: Jun 14, 2018 21:36 IST
People wade through a flooded National Highway 37 at Bokakhat in Golaghat district of Assam on Thursday. (HT Photo)
People wade through a flooded National Highway 37 at Bokakhat in Golaghat district of Assam on Thursday. (HT Photo)(HT Photo)

Floods triggered by heavy rainfall over the past three days have claimed the lives of 11 people in the Northeast and affected nearly four lakh people across the region.

Several rivers are flowing above danger level and landslides, submerged roads and railways tracks have affected movement of traffic at several places and led to cancellations of some trains.

According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority, seven districts — Hojai, Karbi Anglong East, Karbi Anglong West, Golaghat, Karimganj, Hailakandi and Cachar — have been affected.

Assam agriculture minister Atul Bora visits flood-affected areas of Bokakhat in Golaghat district on Thursday. (PTI)

Dhansiri, Barak, Katakhat and Kushiyara rivers in the state are flowing above the danger level at five places.

Three deaths were reported from the state and 1.66 lakh residents from 370 villages have been affected and flood waters have damaged 1,367 hectares of crops.

Nearly 36,000 displaced people are residing in 116 relief camps.

The flood situation in Manipur continued to remain grim as many houses in five valley districts are under water despite receding flood waters following the repairing a breached river embankment on Thursday.

The flood claimed five lives, including a 7-year-old boy.

Meanwhile, all government offices and educational institutions in valley districts, except 11 government departments, including four essential services, which remained to shut for the second day on Thursday on account of flood, will remained closed for another day.

Vehicles ply on the submerged National Highway 8 following heavy rains, in Chandrapur, Tripura. (PTI)

The disaster response force, state police, paramilitary forces and local volunteers have taken up relief and rescue operations and are helping flood-affected families taking shelter at more than 50 relief camps in five valley districts.

According to reports, steps are on to clear the landslide on Imphal-Jiribam highway to make way for 400 stranded goods trucks.

Reports from the directorate of relief and disaster management on Thursday said that as many as 1.7 lakh people and 101 villages have been affected in the ongoing flood.

In Tripura, three flood-related deaths have been reported. The body of one victim was recovered at Khowai district on Thursday.

Nearly 18,095 families are sheltered at 189 camps and an estimated 5,347 hectares of farm land was affected, according to law minister Ratan Lal Nath.