Assam landslide: 10 people, including three children, killed

Ten people were killed in landslides in Karimganj and Hailakandi districts in Barak Valley in Assam on Wednesday following incessant rains.

PTI May 18, 2016 14:02:35 IST
Assam landslide: 10 people, including three children, killed

Guwahati/Silchar: Ten people were killed in landslides in Karimganj and Hailakandi districts in Barak Valley in Assam on Wednesday following incessant rains.

Assam landslide 10 people including three children killed

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Five members of a family were killed in a landslide at Sonachirra in Karimganj district in the wee hours, a police official said.

The landslip, triggered by incessant rains, buried a house on the edge of a hill killing five people. Among the victims are a man, his wife, their daughter and two sons.

The area has been hit by continuous rains for the past three days. In neighbouring Hailakandi district, two incidents of landslide killed four persons at Bilaipur and a six-year old boy at Ramchandi area, police officials said.

The debris fell on two houses where the victims were sleeping early in the morning, they said. NDRF and police have been engaged in rescue and relief operations.

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