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Floods in Assam and Manipur, 48 killed, thousands evacuated, IMD issue, Heavy rain, Red Alert for next one week

Floods in Manipur and Assam Latest Updates: After heavy rains in the northeastern states of India, flood situation has arisen in Manipur and Assam. Meanwhile, people are facing a lot of trouble. Many people have died due to floods in both the states, while thousands of people are forced to leave their homes and live in relief camps.

Heavy rains continue in both Assam and Manipur. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for all northeastern states this week. The Army, Assam Rifles, state police, Manipur Fire Service, NDRF and SDRF personnel and local volunteers are engaged in rescuing flood-affected people.

16.25 lakh people affected in 29 districts of Assam

Officials said on Wednesday (July 3, 2024) that a total of 48 people have died due to floods in both the states. Of these, 46 deaths have occurred in Assam and two in Manipur. On Wednesday, eight people died due to drowning in flood waters in Assam, while two people drowned in Manipur, the flood situation in Assam still remains serious, as more than 16.25 lakh people in 29 districts have been affected by the second wave of floods.

2800 villages submerged in water in Manipur

At the same time, more than 2000 people have been evacuated from heavily flooded areas in Manipur. 2800 villages under 105 revenue circles are still submerged and flood water has submerged 39451.51 hectares of crop area. In Assam, more than 3.86 lakh people have taken shelter in 515 relief camps and distribution centers set up by the administration in 24 flood-affected districts.

Dozens of bridges and thousands of houses were also damaged

In the last 24 hours, floodwaters have damaged hundreds of roads, dozens of bridges and thousands of houses in both Manipur and Assam. The water level of the Brahmaputra river and its tributaries crossed the danger level this week, causing massive destruction in the surrounding areas. The embankment of the Imphal river broke at Singjamei Oinam Thingal in Imphal West and the Kongba river overflowed in parts of Keirao besides Kongba Irong in Imphal East.

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