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Fresh landslide cuts of Mizoram town, flood sweeps away houses

A massive landslide near Keifang village snapped road connection with Champhai

Press Trust of India  |  Aizawl 

Mizoram floods. Photo: Doordarshan Twitter handle
Mizoram floods. Photo: Doordarshan Twitter handle

A fresh on Friday cut off town in Eastern from the rest of the country, while nine kachcha houses of a town in south Mizoram's Lunglei district were swept away by flood, officials said.

A massive near Keifang village snapped road connection with Champhai, a town on in district.

State Public Works Department was trying to clear the road and it was expected that it could be declared open for all vehicles by tomorrow, officials said.

However, National Highway 54, considered the lifeline of which was blocked at many places due to earlier landslides, was cleared of debris.

Meanwhile, nine kachcha houses - known as Assam type houses - were swept away and 12 other houses were damaged by in town in south Mizoram's Lunglei district, officials said.

The was triggered by heavy and incessant rains in since Monday.

Though the waters of Khawthlangtuipui river submerged over 350 houses in earlier, the situation improved after the heavy rainfall ceased from Wednesday night.

Some people who had been evacuated from submerged buildings in both returned after water subsided, but there were many others who could not, officials said.

First Published: Fri, June 16 2017. 21:53 IST
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