India – Hundreds Displaced by Floods in Tripura

India’s National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has responded to flooding in the north eastern state of Tripura, carrying out flood rescues and evacuations.

Flood rescues and evacuations in Tripura, India, May 2019. Photo: NDRF

NDRF said they have rescued around 177 people from flooding in North Tripura district. Unakoti and Dhalai districts have also been badly affected. Military and fire service personnel, along with teams from district and state administrations, have also contributed to rescue and relief operations.

Indian news agency, Asian News International (ANI) said the flooding was caused by the overflowing Juri and Kakti rivers. Flooding has damaged homes in North Tripura, Unakoti and Dhalai districts, affecting more than 1,000 families.

According to the report by Tripura’s State Emergency Operations Centre (SEOC), 358 have been displaced in Unakoti district and 381 displaced in North Tripura district. No fatalities have been reported.

Flooding in Tripura in May 2018 caused at least 15 deaths and displaced thousands.