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Flood hits Tripura; damage continues at Howrah river banks : rescue team in action
TIWN Nov 7, 2016
Flood hits Tripura; damage continues at Howrah river banks : rescue team in action
PHOTO : Flood hits Agartala city. TIWN Pic Nov 7

AGARTALA, Nov 7 (TIWN): In last many years Tripura has not undergone such critical situation like now, as the Capital City’s people are taking shelter in flood refugee camps. The flood situation is so much worsening at Agartala that people in many parts are unable to cross paths via roadway. Rescue operation team is in action to control this emergency situation. On the other hand due to excessive flood river banks of Howarh is destroying so fast and the number of flood refugees are also increasing. On Sunday evening the number of refugee was 70, which has been reportedly increased double triple in 12 hours gap. However, TIWN is getting further information from various spots.However, the depression over northeast Bay of Bengal moved northeastwards with a speed of about 23 km/ph during past of November 6th, 2016 over northeast Bay of Bengal near Latitude 21.5º N and Longitude 91.8 ºE, about 35 km southwest of Kutubdia (Bangladesh), 90 km south of Chittagong (Bangladesh) and 140 km east-southeast of Khepupara (Bangladesh).

12 families at Chandpur area had lost their homes when over flowing water of Howrah river hit there. Govt has launched a relief camp at there, but the condition of the relief camp is very bad.  Around 70 people have taken shelter at Chandpur school and passing hours sitting on the school’s floor amidst mosquito, no proper sitting or food arrangement yet. Govt is looking after the fooding and lodging of them. Few local volunteers were however found there. The number of refugee may increase more as Howarh river bank is taking dangerous shape.

 On the other hand when a man was crossing the river he died due to the over flow of water. This man has been identified as Biswajit Dhar, resident of Bhati Abhoynagar.

 Apart from Agartala, the flood situation in Tripura turned grim due to heavy rainfall with many people taking shelter in relief camps in different parts of Tripura.

 Many  houses have been damaged, few domestic animals died and crop was lost in over lakhs hectares of land due to the floods. More over relief arrangements had been provided for the affected people as reported but it was very slow.

 Electricity disrupted and most of the electric poles, trees fell down like small creatures. However, Metrological Department informs that the situation will be low for last 24 hours.


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