IMPHAL, June 14 - Torrential rains have caused havoc in the last two days including flooding at many places along river banks in Manipur�s hills and valleys on Wednesday.
The situation has worsened after the Imphal river bank was breached at Kairang Tera Makhong and Mayang Imphal in Imphal East and Imphal West districts.
The strong currents of Imphal river also swept away a 35 year-old farmer Paominlal of Khaochangbung village in Kangpokpi district while hundreds of localities in Imphal East, Imphal West, Thoubal and Senapati districts faced flash flood after several rivers including Imphal, Nambul, Kali and Senapati crossed the danger level last night.
Kairang village in Chief Minister N Biren Singh�s Heingang constituency suffered the impact of flood when Imphal river breached a 60 feet length in the riverbank on Tuesday night.
Several villagers in Kalapahar in Kangpokpi district vacated their houses after flood water entered their homes while residents of Sagolband, Uripok, Yaiskul, etc., are facing flash flood.
Though water level of major rivers are decreasing slowly, rain and flash floods destroyed standing crops in many places. Some villages in Senapati district have been cut off from the rest of the State after rains washed away the roads.
Chief Minister N Biren Singh accompanied by Irrigation and Flood Control Minister Letpao Haokip today visited the flood-hit Kairang areas to take stock of the situation.
On Tuesday, Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Nemcha Kipgen visited the earth crack and flood affected areas in Kangpokpi district and distributed relief materials to the affected families.