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5 Lakh People Affected From Floods Across Tripura, Assam & Manipur, Death Toll Reaches 12

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| June 16 , 2018 , 08:07 IST

The flood situation in the Northeast states of Manipur, Assam and Tripura on Saturday worsened further, increasing the death toll in the region to 12, while more than 5 lakh people have been affected from the floods across the 3 states. A total of 3 deaths have been reported from Assam, 6 deaths from Manipur and 3 deaths from Tripura.

Although in Mizoram around 1,066 families have been evacuated due to floods, no death toll has been reported.

More than 3,600 people have been rescued so far from the flood-affected regions of Tripura the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said on Friday. A total of 10 teams of the central relief and rescue force comprising of 450 personnel have been deployed to Tripura to tackle the flood situation.

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In Assam, nearly 4 lakh people have been affected across 7 districts of the state, with the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) reporting that 3.87 lakh people have been affected in Hojai, Karbi Anglong East, Karbi Anglong West, Golaghat, Karimganj, Hailakandi and Cachar.

Meanwhile, in Manipur, more than 1.5 lakh people were affected after they were marooned in two flood-hit districts. The Relief and Disaster Management said that the intensity of flooding is increasing in the Thoubal and Imphal West districts. Around 12,500 houses have been damaged and 5,200 people have been evacuated from the area.

In the wake of the flood damage, Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla said that she, and the entire Raj Bhavan staff would be contributing a day's salary to the Governor’s Relief Fund for the flood-affected people.

Ironically, the flood reports are coming in a day after NITI Aayog in a report claimed that India is facing a massive water scarcity problem.