Tripura; Flood situation improves but several localities still remain submerged

Agartala

The overall flood situation in Tripura to improved significantly today with water receding in all the major rivers of the state. However, several localities still remained submerged in the Kailashahar sub-division, leaving over 3,000 farmers jittery.

Altogether, 32,000 people affected by flood are still housed in 173 relief camps — mostly in worst-hit Unakoti district, according to the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC).

he river Manu, which had caused extensive damage in the Kailashar and Kumarghat sub-divisions in Unakoti district, is now flowing two-metres below the danger level as there was no fresh downpour over the past 48 hours.

The Manu river’s danger mark is at 24 metres, while the water level stood at 22.22 metres. When contacted, District Magistrate (DM) Unakoti district D Darlong confirmed that the overall flood situation has been better in the district but relief work was still underway.

Tripura; Flood situation improves but several localities still remain submerged

Three persons have died and seven others were injured in flood-related incidents since June 5, while 24 huts were completely destroyed, besides leaving several acres of crops damaged, according to the latest report of the SEOC.

Post-flood operations like distribution of relief materials, medical camps and assessment of damage have already begun across the state, an official of the SEOC said.

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