Meghalaya floods: Victims agitated over delay in relief

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Shillong, Aug 2: Delay in relief operation in flood hit Tura area of Meghalaya has agitated locals, media reported.

The floods have affected more than one lakh people in 258 villages after the swollen Brahmaputra and Jingiram rivers submerged many villages under Phulbari, Rajabala, Singimari, Paham, Bhaitbari and Hallidayganj areas.

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"Flood hits this area every year but government always fail in providing us relief," a local resident was quoted as saying by ANI.

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National Peoples Party President Conrad K. Sangma, who represents Tura in the Lok Sabha, urged the state government to ensure supply of essential commodities and safe drinking water to the affected people besides taking immediate steps to prevent outbreak of water-borne diseases.

Three people -- a young woman and two minors -- died in the floods, while two others are suspected to have been washed away by the high currents of the flood water.

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