Manipur rivers in spate, trucks with essentials stranded

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Imphal, Aug 22 (UNI) Movement of traffic carrying essentials was affected on NH-39 forcing more than 400 trucks to park at Dimapur, Nagaland, and Assam following heavy rains for past few days, reports here said today.

Rains also threatened to breach embankments of many rivers in Manipur as water level was flowing at danger marks.

The Nagaland government has asked the Manipur government not to allow trucks to carry more than 14 tonnes of load on NH-39, Imphal, Dimapur highway.

At Dimapur, Manipur bound trucks have been stranded and their numbers were increasing, officials said.

Due to heavy rainfall during the last few days, the major rivers in Manipur Nambul, Iril and their tributaries have been flowing at a high level, officials said.

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