IMPHAL, July 30 - Incessant rainfall since the past week caused flash floods in the low-lying areas of Thoubal and Chandel districts, including those in the State capital, today.
The continuous downpour since the past 48 hours has thrown normal life out of gear here. It may be mentioned here that the State capital has been limping back to normalcy after the end of the 38-hour general strike called in protest against the alleged Government failure to punish police personnel responsible for the death of Sapam Robinhood, a Class XI student, on July 8.
The residents here, particularly commuters, were affected by the rain. There was traffic chaos at almost all the important junctions.
Several houses and agricultural land in the Pallel area of Thoubal district and the adjoining villages in Chandel district were also inundated due to the rainfall.
However, the situation in the Sangaiyumpham area of Thoubal district, which has been reeling under the flood caused by the Wangjing river, has improved. But the residents of Tentha area have been hit as more than 1,000 acres of paddy fields and houses have been submerged. Many fish farms in the area have also been affected. The Wangjing river has overflowed due to the breach on the pavement caused by the heavy shower since the last couple of days, according to local residents.
Meanwhile, a voluntary organisation, Education Development and Social and Cultural Organisation, Khangabok, along with the IKOP Society, Adhyaksa, and the pradhans of Khangabok Part I, II and III, inspected the flood-hit areas of Khangabok on Wednesday. More than 1,000 hectares of paddy fields have been affected in the rain-induced flood.