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Manipur Floods: Death Toll Rises to Four, Over One Lakh Affected

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At least four people have lost their lives, and thirteen others have been injured due to the devastating floods caused by heavy rainfall in Manipur. The northeastern state has been grappling with incessant rains triggered by Cyclone Remal, resulting in widespread flooding across the region.

The Situation

  • Rainfall and Flooding: Over the past week, relentless rainfall, exacerbated by Cyclone Remal, has led to massive flooding in Manipur. Rivers passing through Imphal city have swelled, causing water levels to rise rapidly.
  • Affected Population: According to official reports, more than one lakh people across 255 villages and localities have been affected by the floods. Sixteen thousand three hundred sixty-four houses have been damaged, and over twenty thousand stranded individuals have been evacuated from flood-affected areas.
  • Crop Damage and Landslides: Approximately 522 hectares of crop areas have been impacted, and 292 landslides were reported in the hill districts within the last three days.
  • Relief Efforts: To assist those affected, fifty-one relief camps have been set up. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), along with the air force, navy, and army, has been deployed for rescue operations. Relief materials have been distributed in various flood-affected regions.
  • Rescue and Relief Statistics: Assam Rifles, involved in rescue missions, has rescued a total of 2,561 individuals, including men, women, and children. They have also distributed over 5,000 packed hot meals to those in need.

Current Status in Manipur

As of now, water levels in most flood-affected areas are gradually receding, but certain localities, including MG Avenue, Thangal Bazar, and Paona, remain submerged. Fresh flooding has been reported from Nambol in Bishnupur district.

The state government, along with various agencies, continues its efforts to provide relief, restore normalcy, and mitigate further damage caused by the floods. Authorities are closely monitoring the situation and coordinating rescue and relief operations.

Our thoughts are with the affected families, and we hope for a swift recovery and rehabilitation for the people of Manipur during this challenging time1.

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