Tripura: Heavy rain renders 25,000 people in the state homeless
AGARTALA, June 14, 2018: More than 3,500 families have been rendered homeless in Tripura as heavy rain hit the state during the past 24 hours, officials said on Wednesday.
Although the rain stopped on Wednesday morning, more than 500 families have been evacuated to six relief camps during the period in West Tripura's Sadar sub-division as their homes were submerged.
Flash floods inundated vast tracts of low-lying areas in Gomati, South Tripura, Khowai, Dhalai and West Tripura districts on Tuesday, rendering over 25,000 people homeless. They have taken shelter in relief camps.
On Wednesday, chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb took an aerial survey of the flood-hit areas in a chopper. He announced Rs 5,00,000 ex gratia for each family of the victims.