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Four killed in landslides in West Tripura

Press Trust of India  |  Agartala 

Four persons, including three of a family, died due to landslides when they were asleep in West today, District SP said.

Three persons of a family -- Shaniram Debbarma (40), his wife (35) and their three-year-old son died in Subal Singh Para when debris fell on them at around 5.30 am today, while another eight-year-old boy belonging to the same family was injured and is being treated at a local hospital, Singh said.

In another incident, a man, identified as Malendra Debbarma (65), also died around the same time at Kambukcherra of the same district.

The two places are located about 35 kms from state capital Agartala and 10 kms from town.

SP of district, said, both the places are adjacent to district and the district police joined the rescue operation immediately after the incident.

Both the houses were in the foothills and in both cases, they were buried under the debris as big chunks fell on them due to incessant rains in the last couple of days, Chakravertty told

He said, postmortem report said they died of suffocation.

visited the spots and expressed his condolences.

This is a tragic incident. also expressed his deep sorrow at the two tragic incidents. He also assured to pay compensation to the family due to the landslide, Deb told reporters.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 18:00 IST