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Flood hits Tura

By Correspondent

TURA, June 28 - Incessant rains during the past several days have submerged many low-lying areas in Tura.

According to a report, the surging water of the rivers have damaged several hectares of standing crops. In Garo Hills, the overflowing water of the Jinjiram River inundated several low-lying areas causing severe hardship for the people.

� The Naga embankment is under severe threat from the rising water . If the embankment is breached, then it will create a serious problem for the entire Phulbari area,� SR Sangma, a leading citizen of the area told this correspondent.

�We are keeping a close watch on the situation. The district officials have been geared up to combat the situation,� said Deputy Commissioner WGH, Ram Singh.

The administration also asked the people to stay indoors as overflowing water washed away a portion of Selsella � Garobadha road.

Meanwhile local MLA, SG Esmatur Mominin has asked the district administration to step up relief operation to help the flood-hit people.

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