Three persons of a family -- Shaniram Debbarma (40), his wife Amitbala (35) and their three-year-old son Abhi 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 Khowai town.
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 PTI.
He said, postmortem report said they died of suffocation.
This is a tragic incident. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh 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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