20 people including minors died in landslide incidents in Assam’s Cachar, Karimganj, Hailakandi district
By Hemanta Kumar Nath, 02/06/2020, Guwahati

At least 20 people including few minors died and few others injured in several landslide incidents in Assam’s Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi districts on Tuesday. According to the reports, seven people of a family were died in a landslide incident triggered by heavy rains that took place at Joypur Kolarpar area in Cachar district along Assam-Manipur border in the wee hours of Tuesday. Due to incessant rains, a massive landslide occurred at the area and seven people of a family including three minors were buried under a house which was completely sliding down.

Following the incident, local villagers had rushed to the area and informed local police also. During the rescue operations, local villagers and police had recovered seven bodies from the mud.The deceased persons were identified as 45-year-old Tazimuddin Lashkar, 20-year-old Alia Begum, 18-year-old Alam Uddin, Arif Uddin, 14-year-old Amuna Begum, 12-year-old Sumona Begum and 8-year-old Rehim Uddin.

On the other hand, six people including five of a family were died and 10 others injured in a separate landslide incident in Karimganj district. The incident took place at Kaliganj Karimpur village.Five among the deceased persons were identified as 57-year-old Ajiruddin, his wife 40-year-old Rajia Begum, two minor son 10-year-old Aftab Hussain and 7-year-old Anuwar Uddin and daughter 5-year-old Tahera Begum.

The injured persons were rushed to Karimganj civil hospital.On the other hand, seven people were died in two more landslide incidents took place in Hailakandi district on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has directed the district administration to take necessary steps to help the injured persons and to provide ex-gratia to the next kin of the deceased persons.