Landslides in Assam claims ten lives

Landslides in Assam claims ten lives

The unabated monsoon which has triggered landslides in Karimganj and Hailakandi districts in Barak valley in Assam sadly has led to ten people to lose their lives.

According to a police official, five members of a family were killed in a landslide at Sonachirra in Karimganj district in the wee hour

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, and their daughter and two sons.

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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. National Disaster Response Force(NDRF) and police have been engaged in rescue and relief operations.

(Agencies)

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