Agartala: The incessant rainfall over the last 24 hours has severely affected four districts, especially the Khowai district in Tripura, forcing 2,137 people from 556 families to take shelter in 21 relief camps across the state.

Nine houses were completely damaged, 78 were severely damaged, and 521 houses were partially damaged due to the incessant rainfall. A petrol tanker and a goods vehicle overturned due to waterlogging on the national highway in the Nailafa Para area of Ambasa sub-division in Dhalai district.

According to the state disaster management office, the Khowai River is flowing very close to the danger level due to incessant rains. Various areas across the district have been flooded. As a result, many people have left their homes and taken refuge in relief camps. The administration has opened 13 relief camps in the Khowai district. A total of 1,412 members of 353 families have taken shelter in it as 363 houses in the Khowai district were partially damaged.

Heavy rains have also inundated several areas in the Sepahijala district. As a result, local people have been forced to leave their homes and take refuge in relief camps.

According to the district administration, 725 members of 203 families have taken shelter in 8 relief camps in the Sepahijala district. The administration is assisting with relief materials.

Meanwhile, in Sepahijala district, 1 house was completely damaged, 53 were severely damaged, and 69 were partially damaged. Besides, the national highway was blocked for a long time after trees fell at 45-mile area of Atharmura hill on Thursday.

On the other hand, two vehicles collided on the national highway in the Shalbagan area of Nailafa Para under the Ambasa sub-division.

Similarly, heavy rains destroyed eight houses in the Gomati district, severely damaged 14 houses and partially damaged 80 houses. Meanwhile, the district administration has provided Rs 2.4 lakh to the owners of six partially damaged houses in Udaipur under Gomati district, Rs 35,000 to the owners of completely damaged houses and Rs 52,000 to the owners of severely damaged houses. The administration claims that work is underway to assess the damage throughout the state.

Earlier in 2019 due to incessant rainfall over 17,000 people were rendered homeless and had taken shelter in 61 relief camps across eight districts. In 2018 over 40,000 were forced to take shelter in relief camps due to floods.

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