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Monsoon rains create havoc in Tripura

Written by: Staff
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Agartala, Jul 27: Life was thrown out of gear at several low lying areas, including the capital town, in Tripura following the torrential rains since past five days.

According to official report, the south district was completely innundated with water-level receeding at several places.

More than 3,000 families were marooned and taking shelter in 21 relief camps set up in various locations of the district.

Reports also stated that Gumati river was flowing above the danger level and the damage to crops and property houses has been estimated at Rs 10 crore.

Meanwhile, the capital city had received about 350 mm rainfall in 48 hours, the highest in two days, since 1993, Met officials stated.

Communication was disrupted till today morning due to landslide on NH 44. The Agartala Municipal Council had pressed 11 boats into service in waterlogged areas of the city yesterday.

The Agrometorological Advisory Service of ICAR here had forecast heavy rains till July 30.

UNI

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