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10 killed in Assam landslides after incessant rains

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:49 IST

Ten people were killed in landslides in Karimganj and Hailakandi districts of Barak Valley in Assam on 18 May, following constant rains.

Five members of a family were killed in a landslide at Sonachirra in Karimganj district in the wee hours, a police official said.

The landslip, triggered by incessant rains, buried a house on the edge of a hill killing the five. Among the victims are a man, his wife, their daughter and two sons.

The area has been lashed by continuous rains since the last 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. NDRF and police have been engaged in rescue and relief operations.


First published: 18 May 2016, 1:59 IST