Six died, thousands rendered homeless in Tripura

At least six people were killed and more than 3000 thousands families rendered homeless, after the incessant rains triggered mudslides and floods in Tripura in the past four days, The Hindu newspaper reported.

Several localities in capital Agartala are waterlogged, while the water was flowing above the danger level in three rivers.

Meanwhile officials said the flood situation remained grim owing to torrential rains in the hills of north Tripura that source all the major rivers of the State. The low-lying areas were the worst affected and people there were evacuated.

A portion of the Assam–Agartala National Highway was also flooded, disrupting traffic. Schools have been declared closed in several places.

“At least 3000 families were given shelter in 36 makeshift camps. District officials on Monday said the NDRF, fire service, civil defense and volunteers were jointly working to provide succor to the affected people,” reports said.

Officials however have declared financial assistance for the victims’ families.

 

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