Flash flood hits Manipur-Myanmar border, bridge washed away
Several houses were destroyed and a bridge was washed away on Monday night as torrential rains triggered flash flood along Manipur-Myanmar border.
No casualty has been reported so far, police said.
"The water level of the Khujairok river receded within a few hours," a police officer told IANS.
The officer noted that heavy downpour lasted for over an hour and the level of the Khujairok river breached the danger mark in no time.
Some people from nearby villages revealed that they were sleeping while the flash floods caused massive destruction.
"The flood razed six houses at Chavangphai village near the international border. But, as we managed to run uphill, there was no casualty. Pigs and other domesticated animals are also safe," a villager told IANS.
While commenting on the flood situation, one of the engineers posted in Moreh area along the border said, "There was a wooden bridge, connecting Chavangphai village with Moreh Ward No.5. It got washed away. Now it will take some time to construct another bridge."
The villagers were relieved as the water started receding on Tuesday morning. The local MLA rushed to the village to take stock of the situation.
To aid the victims, a report has been sent to the government and financial assistance could be extended to reconstruct the houses which were destroyed.