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Manipur Flood: Two persons sweeps away, schools remain closed till Thursday

Relief and rescue operations are underway for the affected people.

Manipur Flood Updates:  Two persons in Senapati district were swept away by landslide and flood triggered by heavy rains. The body of one has been found.

According to sources, a 17-year-old youth went missing after he slipped and fell into Senapati River from Old Monday Market Iron Bridge in Senapati district on Monday around 3 pm. The boy has been identified as Hailungba Martin, son of Railung of Willing Khunou.

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In another incident, a 25-year-old was found dead after he reportedly slipped into a mudslide caused by incessant rain and fell into Senapati river in between District Council Office and Vakho Village along NH-2 under Senapati Police Station in Senapati district on Tuesday around 1:30 am.

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As per sources, the man has been identified as A Seisou, son of S Apao of Kabung Karong. He was a Dental Surgeon student in China.

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Incessant rainfall has caused flooding at several places in Imphal West and Imphal East districts, after two major rivers breached embankments, officials said on Wednesday. The state government has declared a holiday for all government offices on Wednesday, while schools will remain closed till Thursday in view of the flood situation, official said.

Manipur Disaster Management Minister Awangbow Newmai on Tuesday inspected the overflowing of the Imphal river at Kangla, Moirangkhom, Khuman Lampak, Ayangpali Road, Khurai and various other places in and around Imphal areas to prevent flooding.

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The Imphal river breached its embankment at Singjamei Oinam Thingel in Imphal West, and the Kongba river at Kongba Irong and parts of Keirao in Imphal East, a senior official said. The Iril river also overflowed at Sawombung and parts of Ksheteigao in Imphal East.

“Huge volumes of river water entered residential localities… Over a 3-km stretch of the India-Myanmar road has also been flooded and more than 1,000 people were affected,” he said.

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