Ten Swept Away in Mizoram River; Downpour Hits Three Districts
At least 10 persons were feared killed when they were swept away by surging waters of a river in Mizoram on Tuesday, the state police said.
Taking to his Twitter handle (@NBirenSingh), Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Tuesday posted this photo on Mizoram flash floods.
Aizawl: At least 10 persons were feared killed when they were swept away by surging waters of a river in Mizoram on Tuesday, the state police said.
The victims were swept away in Carnafulu river in a remote location in Lunglei district, according to the police.
While one body was fished out, search is on for the remaining persons, the police added.
The north-east hill state has been witnessing incessant rain and resultant landslides in various parts since Sunday.
Government sources said at least three districts of Lunglei, Serchip, and Aizawl have been severely affected by flash floods and landslides triggered by incessant downpour in the past few days.
Picture of the damage National Highway of Mizoram due to heavy rains in the north east region. pic.twitter.com/o30kOAFulx— N Biren Singh (@NBirenSingh) June 13, 2017
Official estimates said flash floods have submerged and damaged over 400 houses in the three districts since Sunday.
The state has remained cut off by road as National Highway 54, which connects Mizoram to Assam, also was damaged by hard rain.
Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had to cancel his scheduled aerial visit to the India-Myanmar border in the state on Tuesday as the chopper carrying him failed to take off due to heavy rain.
Singh later reached the Aizawl airport by road and returned to New Delhi.
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.
Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro and gain access to curated markets data, trading recommendations, equity analysis, investment ideas, insights from market gurus and much more. Get Moneycontrol PRO for 1 year at price of 3 months. Use code FREEDOM.
Recommended For You
- Airtel TV App Rebranded to Airtel XStream; More Than 350 Live TV Channels in Tow
- Doing a Bamboozle: Meet Astro, the Robodog 'Inspired' by the Human Brain
- Youtuber Finds GoPro Camera Containing Final Moments of Teenager Who Drowned
- Maruti Suzuki XL6 to Launch Today, Watch it Live Here [Video]
- Microsoft Launcher Update 5.7 Brings Enhanced Cortana Features