IMPHAL, Aug 26 - Heavy rainfall wreaked havoc in Senapati district of Manipur, bordering Nagaland in the wee hours of�Saturday, causing a landslide on National Highway 2. However, there is no report of any casualty.
Dozens of trucks bringing essential commodities from Nagaland and those heading towards Assam from here have been stranded due to the landslide. An orphanage has been washed away due to flash flood at Karong, while eight houses have been destroyed by the landslide at Chakhumei area, according to reports.
The State Government has decided to suspend traffic movement in the wake of damage of a stretch at Makhan Tabio on NH 2, about 90 km north of Imphal.
Many houses at Karong, a small hamlet on the bank of Barak river of Imphal, was submerged due to surge in river waters.
�We are now taking shelter at a school at Karong area as flood water has washed away everything,� said�Robin Raomai of CCM Orphanage which provides free education to around 120 students.
Deputy Commissioner of Senapati district Athem Muivah informed this correspondent that the district administration would be providing 100 blankets, 20 bags of rice and other essential materials to the affected people.
Senapati district had witnessed a severe flood recently which damaged standing crops worth lakhs of rupees.
The State was recently affected by floods which had inundated several villages rendering over 30,000 people homeless.