Cyclone Mora: Heavy rainfall damages houses, triggers landslides in Mizoram

Disaster management and rehabilitation department officials said the rains had triggered landslides in many places.

PTI May 31, 2017 15:38:48 IST
Cyclone Mora: Heavy rainfall damages houses, triggers landslides in Mizoram

Aizawl: Cyclone Mora accompanied by heavy showers and gusty winds lashed Mizoram on Tuesday disrupting power and telecommunication network, damaging houses and triggering landslides.

However, it did not cause any human casualty.

Cyclone Mora Heavy rainfall damages houses triggers landslides in Mizoram

Representational image. AFP

The overnight rains and squally wind continued till Wednesday morning.

Around 20 houses were partially damaged at Khawbung village bordering Myanmar while the roof of a district hospital ward was blown away in Siaha district forcing the patients to take shelter in the corridor.

Disaster management and rehabilitation department officials said the rains had triggered landslides in many places.

Though most of the roads have been cleared, a road on the southern outskirts of Aizawl was yet to be reopened, they said.

An uprooted tree damaged a pastor's bungalow in south Mizoram's Serkawn village, the headquarters of the Baptist Church of Mizoram.

The Mizoram Disaster Management Authority and the disaster management and rehabilitation department had received a warning that the cyclone was most likely to lash Mizoram on Tuesday and Wednesday.

People were advised to take precaution as the cyclone could trigger massive landslides and flash floods in the state.

The Cyclone Mora made a landfall in Bangladesh yesterday killing at least six persons and damaging houses in the neighbouring country.

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