Due to incessant rains in Meghalaya’s South Garo Hills district, road connectivity, river bridges and crops have been damaged along with people’s houses. On Wednesday, due to the sudden flow of flood water in the Deku river, the wooden bridge built on the river got washed away. The incident took place in South Garo Hills district, Deku of Chokpot sub-division.
Here the important wooden bridge that connects the PWD road to Doni Bazar and other parts of the district was washed away by the Deku river due to the strong current. Due to the sudden flooding of the bridge in the Deku river, the people there have been facing a lot of trouble. Due to this the road connectivity has been cut off in the surrounding area.
A bridge was collapsed and was washed away by flash flood waters in South Garo Hills district today. This wooden bridge is on Deku river.
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Simsang river is in spate in many parts of East Garo Hills and South Garo Hills districts and the district administration has asked people living in low-lying areas to be alert.
Several incidents of landslides have also been reported in South Garo Hills, West Garo Hills and East Garo Hills districts.
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