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Tripura: 9 injured, over 1,000 homeless after flood and thunderstorms

Tripura: 9 injured, over 1,000 homeless after flood and thunderstorms: Heavy rainfall in Tripura since the past 72 hours has caused thunderstorms and flood due to which nine people have been injured and more than a thousand left homeless. More than 1000 families have reportedly been affected and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team is working hard to evacuate members of these families with their belongings to safer places.

According to a report released by State Emergency Operation Centre on Monday evening, 1,746 people have taken shelter in 12 camps and nine people were injured between June 1 to June 3. The report also said, the thunderstorms have also damaged 283 houses severely, 866 houses partly and 66 houses fully in four districts of West, Sepahhijala, Gomati, and South.

Chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb has expressed concern about the damage and instructed all district magistrates and concerned officials to begin rescue operations and initiate all possible precautionary measures at the earliest.

According to the meteorological department, rain or thundershower is likely to occur at most of the places in the state in next 24 hours.

A woman has been killed and over 4,000 people rendered homeless due to heavy rainfall and thunderstorms in the last two months in the northeastern state.