Flood in CG Village Due to Technical Glitch in Dam Gates

Story Highlights
  • Dhamtarti village floods as dam gates report technical glitch.
  • Bakori village in Dhamtari district submerged.
  • Flooding reported due breach in dam gates.
  • Chhattisgarh under alert as IMD predicts heavy rainfall until 22 August

Chhattisgarh: As a result of incessant rains, Dhamtari a village in CG flooded after water leaked from broken dam gates on Thursday. According to the state Water Resources department, the breach in the dam gates at Bakori village took place due to a technical glitch.

“As we received info of failure at gates of the dam, we reached the site and found excess water overflowing from the dam. This resulted in drowning parts of a village. Analysis of damage to crops is yet to be done. We are trying to block the flow of water,” said RL Dev, Water Resources Department official, Dhamtari.

The IMD in a notice on Thursday issued an alert across MP and CG predicting heavy rainfall under the low-pressure area that formed over the northeast and adjoining areas of the east-central Bay of Bengal. Chhattisgarh, including Bilaspur, Korba, Mungeli, Gariaband, Raipur, Durg and Dhamtari, received heavy rainfall under the influence of this system.

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