The driver of a loaded truck went missing while the handy was killed when the vehicle plunged into a gorge in Manipur’s Senapati district.
On Sunday, a truck transporting rice crashed into the Likhru River valley between Makhan Tabio and Chakumei, about 85 kilometers north of Imphal on the Imphal-Dimapur National Highway.
Moreover, locals discovered the handyman’s body at the scene, but the driver remains missing, according to police.
Locals claim that the location of the Likhru River bridge where the accident happened had seen a number of similar accidents over the years due to a lack of road space for vehicles to turn.
Flood hits Manipur
Four buildings were washed away, and many more were flooded in the early hours of Sunday in Manipur’s Jiribam district, which borders Assam’s Silchar, when the Jiri River overflowed due to persistent rain for the previous five days, causing flash floods.
A big number of agricultural areas in the Tamenglong district were also submerged in the previous 24 hours due to the unexpected surge in the Barak river water level.
Lungphambut, Taniangpangjang, Khangtyiap, Tamalairam, Rengdailu-Pouram, Namthuanpouram, Aboukhuakpiram, Gwaijeikhoubank, Guipuang-jeijaeng, and Vachengphai are among the villages and towns affected.
As rainfall continues in their catchment areas, the water levels of the Imphal River, Nambul River, and Nambol River remain dangerously high. Due to the lack of effective drainage infrastructure, many low-lying districts of Imphal remained underwater.
According to the environment department’s weather report, Noney district received the most rainfall (54.4 mm), followed by the Senapati district (30.6 mm).
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