Home Ministry is constantly monitoring Northeast’s heavy flood situations: Kiren Rijiju
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 15-Jun-2017

Guwahati, June 15: North East has been affected very badly this year due to heavy rainfall. People along with their homes have been drowned in the floods. Over this the Centre is severely monitoring the flood situation in the northeastern states and is ready to offer all necessary help.

Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said that “The Home Ministry is constantly monitoring the heavy flood situations in Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and other states for necessary help.”

Extreme rainfall and landslides have hit normal life in parts of Assam and Mizoram. Hundreds of houses have been reportedly washed away in flash floods and 12 people in the two states have reportedly died due to flooding. In a tragic incident, more than 400 houses have been submerged due to incessant rains throughout the Northeast. 8 people were reportedly killed and six others are missing in Tlabung in Mizoram’s Lunglei district in flash floods set off by heavy rains.

Hundreds of houses went under water, the impact of which was severe due to water flowing down from the nearby hills. Knee-deep water flooded all major roads of the city and created havoc in traffic management. Commuters were stranded for hours due to water logging. Over 70 buildings are reported to have been submerged in the town and 84 families have reportedly been evacuated. Districts neighbouring Assam are reportedly the worst-hit as roads connecting the two states were cut off by the extreme rain. He said the Home Ministry control room is monitoring the severe landslides and floods in the northeastern states round the clock.