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Heavy rain, landslides kill 36 in India

Desk Report || risingbd.com

Published: 12:57, 29 May 2024  
Heavy rain, landslides kill 36 in India

At least 36 people were killed in heavy rains and landslides in four northeastern states on Tuesday under the impact of Cyclone Remal while normal life came to a grinding halt in all the eight states of the region with road and rail links affected, officials said.

In a report, NDTV said this on Wednesday (May 29).

According to the report, 27 people died in Mizoram alone among the northeastern states. Of them, 21 people were killed in a mine collapse in Aizawl district of the state. Besides, four people died in Nagaland, three in Assam and two in Meghalaya.

The rains, accompanied by gusty winds, triggered landslides, uprooted trees and electric poles, and disrupted power and internet services.

In Mizoram, at least 27 people, including 21 in a collapsed stone quarry, were killed and 10 others were missing in multiple landslides in Aizawl district.

Disaster management and police officials said that 21 bodies had been recovered so far from the quarry site between Melthum and Hlimen in the Aizawl while several others were still trapped under the debris following the collapse in the morning. Six died and many others were missing following incidents of landslides at Salem, Aibawk, Lungsei, Kelsih, and Falkawn in the district.

In Nagaland, at least four people died in different incidents while more than 40 houses have been damaged in various parts of the state._Agencies.

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