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Hundreds left homeless in Tripura after heavy rains

May 27, 2019

Monsoons are gearing up to enter India. But rains have already caused destruction and havoc at Tripura in North-East of India. Over 700 people have been shifted to relief camps due to heavy rains and thunderstorms that hit the state on Friday.

Last 3 days heavy #rain leading to #FlashFlood in North #Tripura. Affected district Dhalai, Unakoti. Disaster Response Team is working hard! >1000 families affected!-Saikat Maiti, Twitter User

According to reports, Dhalai and Unakoti districts have been affected by the rains. But there were no reports of casualties. Over 1000 houses were damaged as well. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and Tripura State Rifles (TSR) have been deployed in the state for rescue and relief operations. Even though there were no human casualties, many trees and electric posts have been damaged in the rains. Government officials have asked people to be on high alert.

The Manu River at Unakoti had already crossed its danger mark. The weather forecast has predicted heavy rains and thunderstorms in the state for the next two days as well.

"22 NDRF teams have been deployed in #Dharma #nagar following heavy rainfall that led to flash flood in the area. State Admn says, We' re expecting to bring situation under control in next 24 hrs if it doesn't rain anymore, tweeted Zakir Khan.



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