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Rain havoc in Dimapur, Kohima continue
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, JUN 27 (NPN):
Published on 28 Jun. 2011 1:04 AM IST
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Heavy downpour in Dimapur on Monday,swelled Chathe river causing erosion that damaged properties and imperiling people living along the riverside. In CISHR, hospital authorities told Nagaland Post that the swollen Chathe river damaged about 100 mtrs of the boundary wall. Earlier proposals for a Rs.3 crore an embankment drew no response from the visiting officials of the Flood & Irrigation.
Meanwhile, a hanging bridge approximately about 300 feet long connecting 21 villages of Kuhuboto sub-division from Tulovi village under Dimapur district, was washed away by strong river currents Monday. A Maruti Wagon-R with a single occupant (driver) reportedly heading towards Henivi village was washed away by the current after the bridge collapsed. However, the driver escaped and managed to swim towards the riverbank.
In Kohima, rains caused massive landslides, affecting the highway and destroying paddy fields at Rüzazou near Kikrüma Village, Phek district. Kikruma Village Council informed that a total of 150 headlocks of paddy were destroyed affecting six field holding families. The Council urged upon the state government to assess the damage and provide immediate relief to the affected families.

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