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People alerted with Anjunem dam water rising menacingly:Rane

Written by: Staff
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Panaji, Aug 8 (UNI) The administration has been kept on alert with the rising level of water at Anjunem Dam in north Goa today following heavy rains in the catchment area during the last few days.

Disclosing this to mediapersons here, Chief Minister Pratapsingh Rane said the authorities may release water downstream, if the water level crosses danger mark resulting in flooding of river banks and low lying areas particularly of Sanquelim, Keri and Sattari.

Mr Rane said the fire and emergency services at all the 11 taluks in the island state had been alerted while the village panchayats and municipalities were asked to evacuate people if necessary from the areas, facing danger.

There may be about 4000 people in the low lying areas and the authorities had kept a vigil even as the villagers were asked to guard against flooding,he added.

Meanwhile, rains lashed Goa continuously since last evening throwing life out of gear. There was some let up this afternoon.

UNI BM ADG MQA BST1913

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