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Flood worsens as more rivers breach banks

Source: Imphal Free Press

IMPHAL | July 2, 2017

Flood situation in the valley worsened today. Reports said hundreds of houses and homesteads in many different areas have been inundated as more rivers breached embankments at three places in Imphal East and Thoubal district.

The water level recorded highest at Ithai barrage is 769.77 metre at 6 am today. Its high flood level is 769.32 metre. All the gates of Ithai barrage have been opened but water level is not receding.

Kongba river breached today at Kongba Nandeibam leikai and Kongba Irong spanning more than 30 feet, flooding more than 100 houses in Kongba area. The river breached banks at two different places both on the western part of the river. Relief camps have been opened at respective local clubs.

Meanwhile rivers continue to flow above danger marks.

Thoubal-Iril river breached 500 metre long at Heibong Makhong and Mayang Imphal at 7 pm yesterday. The flood affected all the agricultural farms and fish farms. MLA of Wabgai constituency, Fazur Rahim visted the affected areas and flood fighting materials were distributed at their relief camps.

At Heibong Makhong, 340 houses were affected, at Irong Cheshaba 1200 houses, and at Khelakhong 500 taking the total of affected houses to 2540.

At 3 pm Imphal river breached banks over 53 metre length at Lilong Haoreibi Awang Leikai. The river has been overflowing its banks since yesterday night even before the breach. read more>>