Six killed in Tripura floods

Wednesday 23rd May 2018 06:43 EDT

AGARTALA: Flash floods caused by incessant rain triggered mudslips, killing six people, and displacing 3,000 families in Tripura in the past four days. Several localities in capital Agartala are waterlogged, while the water was flowing above the danger level in three rivers. Officials said the flood situation remained grim owing to torrential rains in the hills of north Tripura that source all the major rivers of the State. The low-lying areas were the worst affected and people there were evacuated.

At least 3,000 families were given shelter in 36 makeshift camps. District officials said the NDRF, fire service, civil defense and volunteers were jointly working to provide succour to the affected people.

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