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Three killed in landslide in Meghalaya

Press Trust of India  |  Shillong 

Three persons were killed and nine others suffered injuries while two women went missing after incessant rainfall triggered a massive landslide in Ri-Bhoi district of today.

Officials said the incident took place at a labour camp near Umiam Lake around 5 AM during heavy rain, which continued since last night.

Two teenaged girls and a 25-year-old man were killed while two women went missing in the landslide, a district disaster management authority official said.

Nine others were injured in the incident, the official added.

The official said efforts were on to clear the debris and the injured have been referred to NEIGRIHMS, Ganesh Das Hospital and Shillong Civil Hospital.

There were also reports of landslides at Umtyngngar, Mawkynrew and other places, but there was no casualty, they said.

Meanwhile, department officials confirmed onset of the south west monsoon in the north eastern region.

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First Published: Sat, June 17 2017. 20:28 IST