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Three families and children killed in Meghalaya landslide: Report 11Jun 2022

Three families and children killed in Meghalaya landslide, At least four people, including three members of a family and a young boy, were buried.....

Three families and children killed in Meghalaya landslide

At least four people, including three members of a family and a young boy, were buried alive while two others were seriously injured in two separate incidents of pre-monsoon landslides in Meghalaya’s Garo Hills, an official said on Thursday.

Heavy rains caused unprecedented floods and washed away three or four wooden bridges connecting Jijika to Megua in South Garo Hills district.

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Two more bridges — Marap Bazar and Makalganchu — connecting Kherapara to Gambegre PWD road in West Garo Hills district were also washed away by the rising waters of Bandra river.

A family of five were sleeping when their house was washed away by a massive landslide in Jebalgre village under Gambegre block of West Garo Hills district on Thursday morning.

“A woman was buried alive in the incident, along with her son Almst Marak and daughter Iyanbe Marak.

A man identified as Chengrik Changma and his son Thobias Marak survived the landslide and are in critical condition in hospital,” a police officer said.

Police said a landslide destroyed the house of Tanush Hajong, a two-and-a-half-year-old boy, in Samati village of Betasing block in south-west Garo Hills district.

CM Conrad K Changma said the flood situation in the Garo Hills is severe and the water level is rising with continuous rains. “The administration is on full alert.

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Three families and children killed in Meghalaya landslide

The Deputy Commissioners of South West Garo Hills, West Garo Hills and South Garo Hills are continuously monitoring the situation on the ground.”

He said the deputy commissioners have been asked to immediately release the exgratia amount to the affected families.

“These are natural disasters and we can do anything we can to prevent them, but we have to make sure that the support that will be needed will be provided by the government,” he said.




Three families and children killed in Meghalaya landslide

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