2 killed as landslides hit Meghalaya as a result of incessant rain

2 killed as landslides hit Meghalaya as a result of incessant rain

Landslides in the East Khasi Hills were prompted by persistent rainfall over the past two days, killing two people, one of them was a youngster.

Isawanda Laloo, Deputy Commissioner and Chairperson of the East Khasi Hills District Disaster Management Authority, stated the two people were killed in Mawlat village, which is part of the Mawkynrew Block.

When the catastrophe struck, the victims, Rohit Kshiar (14) of Mawlat village and Dilibon Tangsang (35) of Mawkria village, were going through the vicinity. Following the event, a team of officials from the PWD, BDO, and DM&HO were summoned to the scene.

A landslide in Lawmali Quarter, Wahingdoh, eroded a section of the road on Monday. To avoid any accidents, the area has been sealed off. Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited, the Public Works Department, and the Shillong Municipal Board have been issued instructions to examine and restore the damage as soon as possible.

On the Mawphlang-Balat route, the third landslide happened at km 33. The authorities issued orders for damage assessment and restoration work to begin immediately. The road has since been cleared, and vehicles can now pass through.

Due to a landslide, the Shillong-Dawki route (NH-40) was also blocked off near Saitbakon hamlet.

Another landslide occurred in Umblai village, causing damage to two residences and two shops.

Due to a landslide, the Thangbnai-Mawlyngot road was also damaged, and a vehicle was washed away. There were no injuries reported, and the PWD was dispatched to clear the road.

Officials went to the scene to assess the situation. The BDO is providing assistance to the afflicted households in the shape of foodgrains, blankets, and other items.

Plying of vehicles is restricted at a place near Siatbakon Village on NH-40 Shillong-Dawki road due to landslides.
2 Dead, Buildings Damaged As Incessant Rains Cause Landslide In Meghalaya

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