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Heavy rainfall likely to hit Chandel, Jiribam, Pherzawl districts in Manipur

Manipur Weather Advisory: Public are advised to be cautious while venturing out as "very heavy rainfall" is likely to hit Chandel, Jiribam, Pherzawl districts in Manipur.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 27 Oct 2022, 11:25 am

Chandel, Manipur (Photo: IFP)
Chandel, Manipur (Photo: IFP)

The Department of Relief & Disaster Management, Manipur, on Wednesday issued an alert on "very heavy rain" which is likely to hit several parts of the state in the next 24 hours. The public are advised to be cautious while venturing out.

Isolated places in Chandel, Jiribam and Pherzawl districts are likely to receive "very heavy rainfall" in the next 24 hours, the department of Relief and Disaster Management stated.

Meanwhile, hill districts in the state reported bad weather condition for the past few days. While Ukhrul reported flood-like situation due to heavy rainfall in parts of the district, Tamenglong district was hit by rain and storm that destroyed several houses

In Ukhrul, two women were swept away by the surging Challou river water at Poi village under Chingai AC on Monday. The two women were identified as RS Ngamreila, 30, wife of RS Varechung and RK Ramreila, 34, wife of RK Mathotmi of Poi village. 

"In a very unfortunate incident, two young girls, Ngamreila & Ramreila of Ukhrul district were drowned at the Poi-Challou river. The water level has risen quite significantly after the heavy rainfall in the last two days. Let’s keep them in our prayers," Chief Minister N Biren Singh tweeted.

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A team of Chingai block police personnel, familly members, villagers and neighbouring villagers rushed to trace the bodies, but the rising volume of the river water made the search difficult.

"Their bodies are yet to be recovered. Incessant rain which caused massive flood-like situation has made it difficult to trace their bodies with the water current increasing... neighbouring villages and Chingai block police personnel are doing all that we could to trace their bodies," Wungnaoyo A Shimray, headman of Poi village, told the Imphal Free Press on Tuesday evening.

In Tamenglong, heavy storm coupled with rain destroyed many houses and disrupted power supply across the district since Monday.

The affected villagers informed the Imphal Free Press that several of their houses were destroyed by the heavy storm and rain on Monday night.

When contacted, deputy commissioner Tamenglong Pawan Yadav informed that in the preliminary report at least 20 houses were destroyed in the Tamei area and some houses in other parts of Tamenglong by the heavy storm.

The district deputy commissioner appealed to the citizens of Tamenglong to stay home and stay safe during bad weather days. 

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Tousem sub divisional officer Paul Nangsha also said that in the area block, many houses were damaged.

The villagers told the IFP that in Namkaolong Keikao village, at least seven houses were destroyed, while at Sempang village, at least four houses were destroyed on Monday night. The villagers appealed to the government to help those affected people to rebuild their houses.

Also Read:

Two women swept away by surging river in Ukhrul district

Heavy storm hits Tamenglong; several houses destroyed

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