17 dead, dozens missing in cyclone Remal’s fury in Mizoram

29 May,2024 07:33 AM IST |  Aizawl  |  Agencies

Amid heavy rain and landslides, rescue efforts underway, more casualties feared

Rescue work underway after a stone quarry collapsed amid heavy rain in Aizawl. Pics/PTI

Your browser doesn’t support HTML5 audio

At least 17 people, including two minors, were killed and six-seven others were missing as a stone quarry collapsed in Mizoram's Aizawl district on Tuesday morning amid incessant rain as an impact of cyclone Remal. Several other people also went missing in landslides elsewhere in the state capital which was cut off from the rest of the country. The incident happened around 6 am in an area between Melthum and Hlimen on the southern outskirts.

A school bus damaged by a tree that fell in a storm

"We have recovered 17 bodies so far and the rescue operations are going on. We suspect that 6-7 more people are still trapped under the rubble," Mizoram Director General of Police Anil Shukla told PTI. He said that heavy rain was affecting rescue operations at the disaster site. Aizawl's Deputy Commissioner Nazuk Kumar said that the search operations will continue till the entire site is cleared. A four-year-old boy and a six-year-old girl are among the victims of the stone quarry collapse, another police officer said. "We have also rescued two persons alive from the site," he said.

Two dead and 17 injured in Assam
Guwahati: Two persons were killed and 17 others injured in separate incidents as heavy rains and strong winds, as an impact of cyclone Remal, left a trail of destruction in Assam. One person, identified as Putul Gogoi, died in a landslide. A 17-year-old college student, Kausik Bordoloi Amphi, was killed when a tree fell on the auto-rickshaw.

TMC govt wasn't prepared: Adhir
Baharampur: Alleging that the Mamata Banerjee government was not adequately prepared to handle the aftermath of cyclone Remal, senior Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Tuesday claimed that the people of the state were left on their own to deal with the natural calamity.

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

"Exciting news! Mid-day is now on WhatsApp Channels Subscribe today by clicking the link and stay updated with the latest news!" Click here!
national news mizoram india India news news
Related Stories