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Manipur IAS Officer leads rescue operation, saves people’s lives in flood-hit area in Imphal

Manipur ran through a miserable experience when heavy showers troubled the city through and through. In the process, waterlogging paralysed normal life. The severe effects of monsoon were witnessed when people lost their homes due to the flash flood in June.

One such district that got badly affected due to the flash flood and landslide was Imphal. Due to these natural calamities, people got affected very badly. However, the state saw real heroes emerge as saviours for the victims. The selfless people, who, without even caring for their own life, sprung into action to give a helping hand to the sufferers.

Thanks to the heroes who stepped in at the right place and at the right time on the ground and helped to bring some good optimism to an otherwise serious situation. One of the heroes who won people’s hearts was the IAS officer, Deleep Singh.

When monsoon rains arrived in Imphal, everything went into chaos owing to unrelenting rains and in this crisis, a photo of a flood control secretary, Deleep Singh from Manipur standing in waist-deep water and leading rescue operations in a flood-hit area of Imphal went viral on social media. The picture caught people’s attention and social media praised the officer’s gesture and brave act.

“Imphal and other areas in the northeast region have been witnessing heavy downpour for the last few days. The water levels in major rivers — Gomati, Deo, Manu and Haora — is rising with every passing hour, posing flood threat throughout the state”, says a report in Timesofindia.com.

As many as 6 districts of Assam – Golaghat, Karbi Anglong East, Karbi Anglong West, Biswanath, Karimganj and Hailakandi – have been flooded. More than 10,000 people including 3,941 children from flood-affected districts have taken shelter in 71 relief camps.

Written by Sagar Abhinandan

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