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Massive Landslide killed 4

The incident happened around 9.30 pm on Friday at the Thuampui neighborhood in the Bawngkawn police station area in the north-eastern part of the city.

An Assam-type building, in which a seven-member family lived, was swept away by the retaining wall that collapsed due to a landslip, triggered by rains.

According to the police, “Four children were killed and two others injured as a massive landslide swept away a building in Aizawl in Mizoram.”

Six of the seven family members were present in the house at the time of the incident, they said.

Four children, aged between three and 16, died on the spot. The head of the family, Lalbiakzuala (75), escaped from the debris and another member was rescued alive, police said.

The last body to be recovered was that of a 16-year- old girl, who was killed along with her twin sister, around 6 am on Saturday.

Police also informed that the bodies were recovered from the debris during the rescue operation launched by police and local volunteers soon after the incident.

Three occupants of another building, which stood below, managed to escape when they heard the loud noise of the landslide.

 

Also Read: Assam Floods: An annual affair

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