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Monsoon hits Tripura, 200 marooned
Monsoon hits Tripura, 200 marooned
PHOTO : Flooding at Chandrapura, Srilankabasi in Agartala. TIWN Pic June 22

AGARTALA, June 22 (TIWN): Over 200 families were rendered homeless across the state as moderate shower lashed but no human casualty was reported during the past 24 hours.At least 45 families were rendered homeless at Srilankabasti, a low lying area of Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) as moderate showers lashed the entire state over the past 24 hours.Besides, a RCC bridge was collapsed at Pratapgarh due to the torrential downpour but there was no human casualty.

Baldakhal, another low lying area of the AMC was virtually submerged due to the rains.

As the shower continues, 45 families living at Srilankabasti, one of the slum areas of AMC were evacuated to a school after flood water submerged their homes, said SDM (Sadar) Manik Lal Das tonight.

He said concerned authority was asked to provide relief to the marooned families. At Pratapghar area, four families have been affected due to the shower and all of them were shifted to safer place as part of precautionary measures.

Due to the modern shower, one RCC bridge was tilted stalling the vehicular movement between Pratapgarh and Maharajganj Bazar. Officials from PWD visited the spot but could do nothing to repair the collapsed bridge. Most of the streets in the capita town witnessed water logging affecting the normal traffic system.

At Urmai in Sonamura subdivision, four families were badly affected after a big size tree flattened to the ground. All the affected families have taken shelter in their neighbours’ houses, said SDM (Sonamura) Subhasish Das tonight.

 Around 150 families have been affected due to the heavy shower from last night. Though the water level in river Howrah was flowing below danger mark, several low lying areas of Telimura Municipal Council witnessed water logging prompting dwellers to take shelter in safer places.

The worst affected areas include civil body’s Ward no- 5, 6 and 7. SDM (Teliamura) Bimbisar Bhattacharjee and DCM Asish Sarkar visited the affected people and arranged relief materials for them.


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