In a tragic incident, a minor girl drowned in a river while crossing it with her brother after school in Bungpi area under Lhungtin sub division of Kangpokpi district.
Kimjemhoi Khongsai , 4, daughter of Lenminthang Khongsai and Vahneilhing Khongsai of Chahmol village was a student of Talitha English Academy SD Lajangphai village. She returned with her elder brother after school and slipped on the wooden plank used to cross the river.
Due to heavy rainfall in the past few days, the water level of the river has increased thereby playing a role in the incident.
The youth of Bungpi area, on learning of the incident, searched for the girl for about 3 hours and found her lifeless body near Twisomjang manmade dam just half a kilometre away from where she drowned.
Reacting immediately over the incident, Kangpokpi DC instructed SDC Lhungtin who reached Chahmol village and met the victim’s parents while taking stock of the situation.
Meanwhile, deputy commissioner Kangpokpi, Dr. Rangitabali Waikhom, IAS also personally reached out to affected victims of landslides and floods which took place due to the incessant rainfall in the last few days.