3 dead, 300 houses submerged, over 500 families affectedAZAWL | Jul 14
Heavy rainfall in Mizoram since last Monday wreaked havoc and caused large scale destruction on public infrastructures and private properties in different parts of the state. Three persons died due to flood in different parts of Mizoram in the past few days.
Officials said that three district headquarters and a border town have been cut-off from rest of the state due to landslides. They said that many commuters were stranded on National Highway-54 near Mizoram’s central Serchhip town as the national highway has been blocked by landslides.
Though the road is cleared with the help of earth excavators, mudslides have disrupted communication, they also said.
Sources from Serchip said that at least 2 houses were damaged and 10 families evacuated to safer places due to landslides.
Three houses which were under construction have also been damaged, the sources added.
Serchip MLA Lalduhoma on Saturday visited the affected areas to take stock of the situation.
Officials of state Disaster Management and Rehabilitation department said that Mamit town in Mizoram western belt bordering Tripura has been cut-off from rest of the state due to landslides near Dapchhuah village on National Highway 44 (A). The state PWD was working on to clear the road, they said.
A border town Tlabung in south Mizoram’s Lunglei district has also been cut-off from rest of the state due to landslides.
Road between Lunglei and Aizawl has also been blocked due to landslide, sources said.
Sources from Tlabung said that more than 380 families have been evacuated and over 300 houses submerged due to flooding of Khawthlangtuipui river in Tlabung town and other five neighbouring villages. The water level has been continuously rising as rains did not stop till Saturday, the sources said.
More than 50 houses have been submerged and over 100 families evacuated due to flood in Kamalanagar pe Chawngte town and neighbouring villages within Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) in south Mizoram’s Lawngtlai district.
Two families have also been evacuated due to landslides at Khankawn village within Khawbung rural development block in Champhai district.
Sources said that a 5-year-old girl Lalengmawii was swept away by flash floods at Kawlchaw “W” village in south Mizoram Lawngtlai district on Saturday.
Her body was recovered on Sunday afternoon.
C Lalfakzuala, 53, a resident of government complex in Aizawl was drowned in Tlawng river when a bamboo raft he was rowing with two friends capsized on July 11.
Search operation has been launched by Young Mizo Association (YMA) volunteers and his body is yet to be recovered.
A man also drowned while collecting crabs in the jungle near Lunglei town on July 11, sources said.
Heavy downpour also triggered landslides in Aizawl and other towns disrupting internal roads. The state capital also faced frequent power cut due to heavy rain.
Water supply has also been disrupted in Aizawl due to swelling of Tlawng river.
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