Landslides Leave 20 Dead, Several Injured In South Assam
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal asked the district administrations and SDRF to set up rescue operations.
At least 20 people, including three children, were killed in three separate landslides in southern Assam on Tuesday, 2 June, officials said. The deceased are largely from three different districts of the Barak valley region in southern Assam.
Several others are injured and rescue teams have been rushed to the sites.
According to the district administration officials, among those dead, seven each were reported from Cachar and Hailakandi, and six from Karimganj.
Officials said that in Cachar district’s Jaypur, Tajim Uddin Laskar and his three daughters and three sons were buried alive when a mudslide hit his house.
Police recovered Laskar's wife and another son alive and took them to a government hospital.
In the second incident in Hailakandi district's Algapur, seven people including four women and a child were killed.
In the third incident in Karimganj district's Kaliganj area, six people including three women and two children were killed.
Several teams of the Assam State Disaster Response Force, police accompanied by local people recovered the bodies and injured people from all the places, and took them to the hospitals.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal condoled the deaths and asked the district administrations to take all steps to help the affected families.
He also asked the officials to sanction financial aid to the families of the victims.
(With inputs from IANS)
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