Incessant Rains Cause Landslides in Several Parts of Assam

Rain and strong winds damaged nineteen houses at Arada and fourteen houses at Phelegphu village.

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Heavy rains in Dima Hasao has effected normal life in the hill district of Assam causing landslides at several places, including its headquarters in Haflong, official sources said.

Due to incessant rain and landslips since Tuesday, Haflong was completely cut off via land and train services were cancelled between several places. The district administration on Wednesday, declared all private and government educational institutions to be closed and alerted people not to travel during night time.

Meanwhile, a minor girl student was drowned in Mahur river while she was going to school and accidentally fell into the river, sources said. In another incident two person were injured at places 7 Kilo and 8 Kilo when their houses collapsed.

The main road connecting Haflong was hit in several areas leading to transitory blockade on D D Road, NH 54 and between Haflong-Lumding and Haflong-Silchar road, sources said.

Landslides also occurred at Nutan Leikul, Mahur and Maibong in Haflong-Lumding road, they said.

Rain and strong winds damaged nineteen houses at Arada and fourteen houses at Phelegphu village on Tuesday night.

The N F Railway authority has cancelled all trains running in the hills section between Silchar-Lumding due to landslides at several places and damage of tracks between New Haflong-Migrendisa Mahur and Phaiding and in the diversion section between Jatinga-Lampu, Bandarkhal-Ditekchera and Harangajao.

Railway sources said train service will be restored only after the tracks are repaired, which might take several hours to days depending on weather condition and the difficult terrain.

(With inputs from PTI)

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