Flash flood due to incessant rainfall for the past 48 hours in the State wreak havoc and affected normal life in and around Pallel in Thoubal District and Chandel District headquarters today. As the Sengmai (Sengvai) river overflowed, several houses and agricultural lands located at Pallel in Thoubal District and some adjoining villages of Chandel District were inundated since last evening. The water level of the Sengmai river has been rising continuously as the monsoon downpour continues ceaselessly with the villagers moving their belongings to safer places using ropes. Houses and properties including livestock as well as standing agricultural crops were destroyed and submerged under the water. At Island, Theimungkong and Sainem villages in Chandel District, villagers left their respective houses which were half submerged under water while some villagers were seen moving their goods wading through neck deep water to safer places. Moreover, there is also a report of the Chakpi River overflowing and causing flash flood in Chandel District Headquarters too. While informing our correspondence, Ts. Willingson Anal, Member 12-District HQ DCC said that due to heavy downpour of monsoon, the Chakpi River overflowed and wreak havoc at some villages in the District Headquarters since last night. Meanwhile, a team of newly elected Chandel ADC members and Naga People’s Front (NPF) Chandel Division also visited the flood affected villages near Pallel and interacted with the villagers this morning. Briefing the media persons, Chandel’s ADC member Ksm. Mathew Maring who is also the leader of Democratic Alliance of Chandel said that due to overflow of Sengvai river, villagers left their respective house and move to a safer place since late last night. And properties and agricultural crops worths lakhs of Rupees were also lost due to the flood, he added. While assuring relief materials from the side of the Alliance, Mathew also appealed the adjoining villagers of to extend assistance to the flood affected people. He further appealed to the concern government department to make necessary arrangements for the displaced villagers and provide relief materials at the earliest. Ts. Kanlun Anal, Member 13-Vomku DCC and John Molarsing, President NPF Chandel Division also took part in the visit.