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Flood remains grim in Imphal
Correspondent IMPHAL, Oct 10:
Published on 10 Oct. 2010 11:02 PM IST
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Flood situation in Imphal continue to remain grim as many low-lying areas in the outskirt of Imphal and other valley districts continue to be submerged under water, despite the water levels in almost all the rivers had receded, an official of the Irrigation and Flood Control Department said Sunday.
Officials said that new areas have flooded due to breach of river banks of Iril river in Imphal east, Khekman of Thoubal river and Nambol river in Bishnupur district, inundating hundreds of houses and vast land over 200 hectares of standing crops.
The water level at Minuthong bridge in the heart of Imphal has reduced from 790.500 metre to 786.500 metre on Sunday.
Likewise, the level of Iril river recorded a steady decline but still running at 787.850 metre at Irilbung bridge, the Nambul river at 783.225 metre and the Thoubal river at 781. 250 metre.
NGOs and local clubs have initiated relief and rescue operations in the affected areas, however no government authorities have visited the flood affected areas, except mobile water supply by the Public Health Engineering at some areas at New Chekon areas. Around one lakh people in Imphal area have been affected by the flood.
Meanwhile, the Assam Rifles swung into relief and rescue operation at Hafta Gola Patti, New Chekhon, Khekman and Moijing areas. According to PRO IGAR (South), relief camps have been set up and affected people are being provided with shelter, food, water and medical facilities.

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