Imphal, June 14,
Many parts of Imphal East district particularly at Wangkhei Assembly Constituency still continue to be submerged under the flood water. The water level still is not receding and many families leaving no choice are now taking shelter at relief camp opened at Ramji Prabhu near Ningthem Pukhri Mapal in Wangkhei.
For the second day Schools and colleges as well as other government offices which are not related in providing service to the flood affected people have been closed.
Report said that two persons including a child had lost their lives during the last 24 hours because of flood in Manipur.
A body that was being carried down in the river stream was recovered near Nepra Company at Laikon area of Thoubal district in the morning at around 6 am by passerby who was going to a farm.
The deceased has been identified as one Shagolsem Ingocha, 38, son of Shagolsem Pakpi presently residing at Nepra Company Mamang Leikai.
Sources said his family had been searching for him as he went missing since last night, after he left around 9 pm by informing them that he would be fishing at the river.
In the meanwhile, a minor boy of around seven years old was reportedly drowned into the Ingourok River on Wednesday afternoon, at Lourembam village under Nongpok Sekmai police station.
The deceased has been identified as one Keisham Branson, the only son of Keisham Bijen from Lourembam in Thoubal district.
Branson had fallen into the river while playing with his friends on Tuesday. The current swept him away and his body was recovered in the evening.
Meanwhile, the entire Imphal Valley, which constitutes 40 of the state’s 60 Assembly constituencies, is under flood water, leaving tens of thousands of people displaced.
The national highway, which connects Manipur with southern Assam’s Barak Valley, had been cut off following landslides.
The All India Radio (AIR) station is also submerged in flood waters resulting in the suspension of the services for around 12 hours however the AIR resumed its service from 6 30 pm yesterday evening from Mayang Imphal sub station.
Electricity services in many parts across the State were also hit severely because of the flood.
A number of river embankments caved in at various places as several rivers were in a spate flowing above the danger level.