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Heavy rains trigger floods in India’s northeast

Published: June 14, 2018

STORY: Incessant rains in India’s northeastern state of Tripura have wreaked havoc causing a flood-like situation and landslides in various parts of the state on June 13 (Wednesday).

The floods triggered by heavy rains have reportedly left thousands of families homeless.

A local resident said that shops were closed due to the floods and they were not able to travel as the streets were filled with rain water.

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb had on Thursday conducted an aerial survey of various parts of the state to take stock of the situation.

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been put into action to rescue people who have been rendered homeless due to the floods.

Flooding is an annual problem during the monsoon season in South Asia, but the impact is worsened by crumbling civic infrastructure, clogged drains and uncontrolled urban expansion.

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