Manipur CM visits flood relief camps

Imphal: Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh today visited flood relief camps and directed officials to ensure rehabilitation of affected people at the earliest.

Priority will be given to those whose ‘kachcha’ houses were destroyed during last week’s flash flood that hit several parts of Imphal valley, Biren said at relief camps in Thoubal and Imphal East district.

Torrential rains that led to flash floods late last week have stopped two days ago but several low lying areas were still inundated.

Pumps were pressed into service to flush out water from those areas, the chief minister said.

Over 5000 people have taken shelter in various relief camps as waters of Imphal, Nambul and other rivers entered various localities of Imphal, official sources said.

A vast farm land area was inundated by the flash flood while around 3000 livestock perished.

Incessant rainfall also damaged several sections of highways in Kangpokpi district and Ukhrul district.