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National Highway cut off due to landslide

The National Highway has cut off due to landslides. The traffic through the  National Highway 2 has interrupted due the  landslide. The Imphal-Dimapur sector of the NH 2 has cut off due to landslide.

The landslide occurred due to incessant rain.  The  landslide has cut off the the main supply route for the state of Manipur. Many Imphal-bound trucks, mostly carrying essential items, were stranded along the highway. There were no immediate reports of any casualties even as  was cut off.

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Major rivers in the state, including the Imphal River have  been flowing close to the warning level due to incessant rain . The water levels of three other major rivers –Iril, Nambul, and Nambol–have also risen.

As a precautionary measure all gates of the Imphal barrage have been opened fully.  A toll-free telephone number, 1070, has also been set up at the State Emergency Operation Centre.

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