Massive flash flood warned in Western Tripura as Howrah water levels high in danger

AGARTALA:

In view of gradual increase in water in river Howrah considered to be lifeline of the state of Tripura which is currently in danger zone, the west district administration on Friday night issued a warning to the residents adjacent to the river Howrah and urged upon to shift towards safe zone or in the rescue camps opened in the capital town.

Besides, the state revenue department minister Badal Chowdhury who had inspected the flash flood areas today held a meeting with Chief Minister Manik Sarkar taking up the issue which has come up record breaking this season.

According to the report the concerned administration is currently on a run till the last report is filed and uploaded. The administrative source informed, “The water level in Howrah is currently in critical condition and about to reach the danger zone if the situation remains same.”

Adding to this he urged upon, “There is no need to panic as the department is looking into it and putting its best effort to rescue families who are in danger and are adjacent to the river Howrah.”

As many as 23 rescue camps are being opened in the capital town in view of massive flash flood and several rescue boats are being pressed upon in the major sections of the city where most of the residents adjacent to the river Howrah are already submerged under the flash flood.

As per the latest update the DM (West) Milind Ramteke along with the SDM (Sadar) Samit Roy Chowdhury and police officials have rushed to the Dashamighat area in Battala where the water flow was witnessed to be gradually increasing.