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Farakka barrage lock gate breaks

Baharampur: A lock gate of the Farakka barrage in Murshidabad district broke under the pressure of water on Sunday.

“The lock gate no. 13 broke due to water pressure,” Farakka Barrage General Manager Arun Kumar Sinha said.

“We are repairing it on an emergency basis. But, if it cannot be repaired, the gate might have to be closed,” Mr. Sinha said. — PTI

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