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Over 4000 residents still reeling under flood in Mayang Imphal,  Wangoi

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Imphal, June 2o : Residents of about 300 homes are still reeling under floods in Imphal West’s Mayang Imphal and Wangoi areas for the past one week caused by heavy rainfall in the upper catchment areas.
“Over 4000 people could be identified as having displaced in the flood-ravaged areas of Mayang Imphal’s Mayang Imphal Ani Longbi, Mayang Imphal Kokchai and Wangoi’s Upokpi, Paobitek, Top Siphai and Wangoi Makha Leikai,” Ch Muhindro, a flood victim at Chabung Company village, told NENA on Tuesday.  
He said residents are dealing with the flooding and that the government should provide more relief to the victims.
Nine educational institutes including Prabhabati College, Mayang Imphal Higher Secondary School and Maheikol Private English School have remained closed in the flood affected areas for the last one week.
Incessant rain started to wreak havoc Mayang Imphal on June 14 last when the Imphal river bank caved in at Chabung Company village where the state government has opened a relief camp now.
Again on June 18, the Imphal river bank collapsed at Labuk Leikai, Wangbren Lai Haraopham in Mayang Imphal flooding more areas in the two neighbouring areas of Mayang Imphal and Wangoi.
Residents are seeking more relief materials from the government. It has been estimated that over 1,500 acre of paddy fields which include vast tracts of fish firms have remained inundated under flood water in the two areas.
On June 13 and 14, the monsoon rain wreaked havoc in some states of Northeast.  Eight persons were killed and other six were reported missing after flash floods in Mizoram. A least 250 houses were washed away by flash floods in the border village of Tlabung in Lungeli district of southern Mizoram bordering Bangladesh on June 13.
Imphal river section at Imphal East’s Keirang Pangal Umang Konjin breached nearly 50 ft wide after the flooding from the river broke through the embankment inundating several homes on June 14. At least 30 houses were damaged in the flash flood submerging hundreds of houses at Keirang.

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