Assam floods: 3 killed after heavy landslides caused by incessant rains; about 25,000 affected

Guwahati Three people, including a woman, were killed in a landslide triggered by heavy rains in Assam’s Dima Hasao district. The hill district has been devastated by flash floods and massive landslides at many places due to loss of rail and road connectivity with other parts of the state. The Assam State Disaster Management […]
 


Assam floods: 3 killed after heavy landslides caused by incessant rains;  about 25,000 affected

Guwahati Three people, including a woman, were killed in a landslide triggered by heavy rains in Assam’s Dima Hasao district. The hill district has been devastated by flash floods and massive landslides at many places due to loss of rail and road connectivity with other parts of the state.

 

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said in a bulletin on Sunday that three victims lost their lives in Dima Hasao’s Haflong revenue circle. The hill district has been devastated by flash floods and massive landslides at many places due to loss of rail and road connectivity with other parts of the state.

 

“The railway line at Jatinga-Hrangajao and Mahur-Phaiding was blocked due to landslides. The road is likely to be blocked due to landslides before reaching the Maibang tunnel in Geremlambra village. Nearly 25,000 people were affected by floods in five districts of Assam on Saturday following incessant rains.

 

 

 

Assam Floods: Top Events

  • The ASDMA said landslides were reported from New Kunjang, Phyangpui, Moulhoi, Namjurang, South Bagetar, Mahadev Tila, Kalibari, North Bagator, Zion and Lodi Pangmaul villages, where around 80 houses were badly affected.
  • The worst affected is Cachar in which over 21,000 people have been affected, followed by Karbi Anglong West with around 2,000 victims and Dhemaji with over 600 people affected by floods.
  • Incidents of massive waterlogging have been reported from different parts of Guwahati.
  • At least 227 people are taking shelter in 10 relief camps and distribution centers set up in the two districts.
  • Around 2,200 people were rescued from Cachar and Hojai districts by the army, paramilitary forces, fire and emergency services, SDRF, civil administration and trained volunteers.
  • A flood alert has been sounded for the next 12-72 hours in Cachar, Karimganj, Dhemaji, Morigaon and Nagaon districts.
  • Around 2,200 people were rescued from Cachar and Hojai districts by the army, paramilitary forces, fire and emergency services, SDRF, civil administration and trained volunteers.