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Jun 15, 2018
12:35PM

Tripura flood situation remains critical on third day

The flood situation in Tripura remains critical on the third-day even as most rivers in Unokoti, Dhalai, Khowai, Gomati and South Tripura districts receded last night. 

There is no report of any casualty. The Union Home Ministry last night sent a large contingent of NDRF volunteers along with 20 advanced boats from Uttar Pradesh by an Indian Air Force carrier. The Indian Army and other paramilitary forces were engaged in relief and rescue operations.

 As many as 80 special medical teams were constituted and sent to affected areas since this morning. The met Department has forecast heavy rainfall for the next 48 hours across Tripura.

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has said that the flood situation is improving in the state. Talking to AIR, the Chief Minister said that the water level of various rivers in the state is receding. He also said that in Unakoti district due to the damage of embankment there is waterlogging and administration is working actively on it. 

He also said that the state government has talked to the PMO and Home Minister Rajnath Singh and asked for the help. He also said that compensation of five lakh rupees will be given to the kin of those who lost their lives due to rain and flood. 
Our correspondent reports that the Chief Minister said that NDRF team has reached in the state and rescue operation is going on. He said that a health team is put in place to provide mineral water, food, and medicines to the affected people and inmates in camps in various districts of the state.

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