Tripura: At least nine people have been injured and more than a thousand are left in search of asylum in the thunderstorms and flood caused by heavy rainfall in Tripura since the past 72 hours. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team is working tirelessly to evacuate the locals. 

The flood took place after the water level of river Juri and river Kakti started rising and rose to the danger level.

According to the Indian meteorological department (IMD), rain or thundershower is likely to take over the Indian state of Tripura in the next 24 hours.

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Fearing severe damage, chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb instructed all district magistrates and concerned officials to begin rescue operations and launch every possible precautionary measure at the earliest.

According to the report of state emergency operations centre, 358 were left homeless in Unakoti district and 381 in North Tripura. 

Meanwhile, a total of 1039 shelters have been damaged in the Dhalai district, which is probably the worst affected area during the ongoing thunderstorms.