Mizoram: 4 children, including 3-yr-old killed in massive landslide
Guwahati: At least 4 people, including a 3-year-old boy were killed and two others injured when a massive landslide swept away a building in Mizoram, on Saturday.
The incident occurred around 9:30 pm on Friday when an Assam-type building housed by a seven-member family, at Thuampui neighbourhood in the north-eastern part of Aizawl, was swept away by a retaining wall, which collapsed due to a landslide triggered by rain.
Reportedly, six of the seven family members were present at the time of incident.
Four people, all children aged between 3 and 16 years, died on the spot while the family head Lalbiakzuala (75) escaped from the debris and another member was rescued alive during the rescue operation.
The dead bodies were recovered from the debris during the rescue operation launched by the police and local volunteers soon after the incident and the last body of a 16-year-old girl, a twin sister of another 16-year-old girl victim, was recovered around 6 am on Saturday.
Three occupants of another building, which stood below, have managed to escape when heard a loud noise of landslide.
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