Dimapur, August 2: Lok Sabha MP, Tokheho Yepthomi today said that Nagaland is facing serious situation due to heavy rain and thunderstorm since April 2018 but from July 26, the situation has worsened, disrupting normal lives in the state.
Raising this issue in the Parliament today, Tokheho informed that the state capital, Kohima along with all districts particularly Phek, Kiphire and Tuensang have been cut off due to numerous landslides.
He also informed that 6 persons have been washed away in floods and many families have been evacuated from the damaged collapsed houses in the landslides areas.
The MP said due to major landslide from one hill top, the River Sidzu in Phek district has clogged the flow of river and an artificial dam has been formed stretching more than 1 km in upstream. The dam may burst any moment which will cause massive damage in the downstream villages and paddy fields in Nagaland and the district of Golaghat and Jorhat of Assam state.
Tokheho further appraised the House that the state do not have railways, waterways and airlines within the state for communication and only depending on the road transport services.
He requested Lok Sabha Speaker and Home Minister to send an officer to Nagaland to visit the affected areas in the state. (Page News Service)