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Flood hits East Jaintia Hills, several cement plants affected

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 April 2016 12:00 AM GMT

JOWAI, April 25: Incessant rain for the last 10-15 days has hit rpuh area of Jaintia Hills District for the last two days resulting in floods in and around Lumshnong village. Star Cement’s premises have been submerged under water and the cement plant had to stop operations for a brief period. The rains have caused minor landslides in adjoining areas, resulting in heavy traffic jam, besides affecting electricity and telecommunication in the entire area of rpuh Elaka, including Lumshnong, Supur, Umkiang and other villages. Certain portions of the NH-44 have also been affected by landslides.

“It rained and rained, wreaking havoc with the lives of people and damaged property at local cement plant,” recalls a local worker.

As per sources Lumshnong recorded over 654 mm rainfall on Saturday. The water in the streams flowed fiercely, the ground floors of colonies were flooded and people had to take refuge in the top floors with other inmates.

Plying of cement trucks and other vehicles to the local cement plants have been stopped as the road leading to them has been submerged. Several machines were also damaged due to the heavy rainfall. Fortutely there were no casualties. This was stated in a press release.

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