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Heavy rain renders over 3,500 families homeless in Tripura

Press Trust of India  |  Agartala 

Over 3,500 families have been

rendered homeless in as heavy rains hit the state during the past 24 hours, officials said today.

Although the rain stopped this morning, over 500 families have been evacuated to six relief camps during the period in West Tripura's Sadar sub-division as their homes were submerged by water.

The water level in the river Howrah, which passes through the capital town, was flowing slightly below the danger level at 12 pm, (SDM) Sadar Tapan Kumar Das said.

"The situation may turn worse if the state receives fresh shower as predicted by the meteorological department. We are ready to meet any eventuality as all officials concerned are alerted," he said.

The Assam-Agartala National Highway, considered lifeline of the state, was thrown open for vehicular movement after clearing debris late last night. The road remained cut off for several hours due to land slips at yesterday.

According to the latest report of the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC), over 3,500 families are lodged in 89 relief camps as heavy downpour inundated their dwelling houses in some sub-divisions.

Kumarghat and Panisagar in district, Sabroom in district, Amarpur in district and Telimaura in district are hard hit by the rain, a SEOC said.

NDRF and TSR personnel are working in co-ordination with the respective district administrations to render help to the affected families, he said adding there was no report of human casualty but, damage to crops was extensive, sources said.

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 15:30 IST