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.
Guwahati/Silchar: Ten people were killed in landslides in Karimganj and Hailakandi districts in Barak Valley in Assam on Wednesday following incessant rains.
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.
Two bodies were retrieved and around 50 people were feared trapped under the debris, officials said, adding rescue operations are underway
Nikhil Kaushal, 17, and Suraj Soni, 18, from Balrampur district in Uttar Pradesh were washed away when the two tried to cross a local stream on foot in Shivaraj Municipality-1 area of the district, police said
The landslide hit in the wee hours of 30 June near the company location of 107 Territorial Army of the Indian Army, who were deployed near Tupul Railway Station for protection of the under-construction railway line from Jiribam to Imphal