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Heavy rain triggers flood in Mizoram

Press Trust of India  |  Aizawl 

Heavy monsoon rain has triggered flood in and district of today, officials said.

State School Education department declared today and tomorrow as holidays for all schools due to the heavy downpour.

Over 1000 people have been evacuated to safer places in the two districts due to the flood, they said.

Over 250 families living along the Khawthlangtuipui river in district were evacuated to safer places as around 180 houses were submerged in the flood triggered by heavy rain since Sunday night, police said.

The water level of the river continued to rise as heavy rainfall continued unabated today submerging over 100 houses in Tiperabagh and 70 houses in Serhuan village while around 30 houses were submerged in Tlabung town, they said.

State Disaster Management and Rehabilitation department officials said large areas of paddy cultivation in district were submerged by the flood.

At least 10 houses were submerged in Sairang village, about 30-km west of by flood waters of Around 30 families were evacuated to safer places, the police said.

Many roads in the state were blocked due to landslides and mudslides rendering and beyond inaccessible from and other places, officials said.

The road towards from Aizawl was blocked at Hunthar due to landslides triggered by rain, they said.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 17:30 IST