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GSI team visits Kalikhola

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, June 10: An expert team from the geological Survey of India (GSI) today visited and inspected Kangpokpi ditrict’s Kalikhola where several homes have been destroyed and many more rendered uninhabitable by a major earth crack.

The GSI team visited the affected village for a spot verification, official sources said.  

The earth crack has already affected a stretch of over 5 Km radius approximately in the village area with the fissure widening every passing hour.

A total of 76 houses of over 400 residents have been affected by the fissure. Most of the victims are now taking shelter at temporary relief camps. But they are facing water and power shortage and other difficulties.

The origin of the earth fissure is below J Songtun village and it slid down towards Kalikhola village developing larger fissure in the area and has expanded to a radius of over 5 km now.

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