At least 20 persons in Assam’s Barak Valley lost their lives in massive landslides across the region.
As per reports, seven persons in Hailakandi, Seven persons in Cachar’s Jaipur and Six persons in Karimganj were reported to be dead in the landslides on Tuesday.
Landslides occurred in four places in the region due to the incessant rain. In Hailakandhi, four minors and three adults were confirmed to be dead while in Cachar, two women among seven total deaths were confirmed. In Karimganj, till the filing of this report, six were confirmed dead.
At least 30 houses were reported to be been destructed during these landslides and it has been suspected that there are many more affected by these landslides.
Emergency response teams are trying to recover all the affected persons and attempts to ensure that no further lives are lost are still on.
Minister Parimal Suklabaidya have ensured the people that all possible help will be extended to the victims of the disaster.