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Worse flood situation in Agartala, 6000 marooned

Correspondent

Agartala, August 11, 2017: Agartala has been witnessing unprecedented flood situation in decades with residential and commercial areas submerging owing to incessant rains on Friday. Situation also worsened in other areas of west Tripura district and elsewhere in Tripura. 

Officials said at least 6000 people have been shifted to makeshift camps across the state. They reported two drowning incidents, but gave no details.

Flowing of water above danger level in most of rivers caused severe concern. River Howrah in Agartala is flowing 1.2 meter higher than danger mark which forced the district administration to alert people through public address system.

West Tripura District Magistrate Dr Milind Ramteke informed that they have opened 26 makeshift camps. 17 of them in Agartala to accommodate flood affected people.

In west district (including Agartala) roughly 1200 people have taken refuge in camps. More are coming as NDRF and other forces deployed in rescue operation.

The state government has issued a general alert across the state in view of continual rains. It is also in touch with Ministry of Home Affairs for necessary assistance.