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Manipur’s Kangpokpi district cut off as flood water damages key bridge

First Published: 29th May, 2024 20:59 IST

The flash floods in the district Headquarters inundated hundreds of residential houses in several wards.

Manipur’s Kangpokpi district was completely disconnected from the rest of the country as cyclone Remal led a trail of destruction, disrupting power supply, water, communication, and other services.

A key bridge that connected the district headquarters with other areas was damaged by strong currents.

Flash floods hit the district headquarters on Tuesday as the cyclone swept through the town, flooding many areas of the town, mainly in the low-lying portions.

Kangpokpi District Headquarters experienced harrowing plights on Tuesday as Cyclone Remal swept through the town, causing flash floods due to the incessant rainfall, inundating vast parts of the town, mainly the lower portions.

One block of the District Hospital was inundated by the flash flood, compelling the hospital authorities to cease services for the day.

The flash floods in the district Headquarters inundated hundreds of residential houses in several wards.

Most of the schools in the district declared a holiday on Tuesday owing to Cyclone Remal, while some educational institutions opened, despite the risks.

The incessant rainfall also swelled the Gundung River and various other rivulets, causing heavy destruction to the important bridge over the Gundung River connecting Kangpokpi District Headquarters and Saikul Sub-Divisional Headquarters via Keithelmanbi. The bridge served as the second lifeline for the people residing in the Saikul region.

Minor landslides also occurred at various locations along National Highway No 2, which were immediately cleared by the district police, preventing traffic jams along the highway.

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