Tor­ren­tial rain in N-E states leaves 4 dead

Deccan Chronicle - - NATION - MANOJ ANAND | DC GUWA­HATI, JUNE 14

In­ces­sant rains and floods in north­east­ern states on Thursday left 4 dead and thou­sands home­less and forced North­east Fron­tier Rail­ways to sus­pend as many as four train ser­vices as a tun­nel washed out in As­sam’s Lumd­ing­Badarpur hill sec­tion, snap­ping rail con­nec­tiv­ity to Tripura as well as Bar­rak Val­ley in As­sam.

In south­ern As­sam’s Barak val­ley bor­der­ing Bangladesh where the flood sit­u­a­tion wors­ened on Thursday, the in­land wa­ter transport (IWT) depart­ment has also sus­pended its ferry ser­vices due to ris­ing wa­ter level of all the rivers.

In­form­ing that rais­ing wa­ter level un­der Guwa­hati di­vi­sion was also a mat­ter of con­cern, the IWT di­rec­tor Bharat Bhushan Dev Choud­hury said, “As of now ferry ser­vices are un­af­fected in Guwa­hati. How­ever in Barak val­ley more than 30,000 ferry pas­sen­gers have been af­fected.”

The NF Rail­ways PRO said land­slides in as many as five places in Lumd­ing — Badarpur hill sec­tion have af­fected nor­mal train ser­vices.

PTI

A view of the Court of Bikaner dur­ing a dust storm on Thursday. Dust storms hit var­i­ous parts of Ut­tar Pradesh, leav­ing 15 peo­ple dead and 28 in­jured, an of­fi­cial spokesman said on Thursday. —

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