Torrential showers in Assam, Arunachal and Manipur trigger flash floods

May 19, 2016, 07:28 IST | Agencies

Torrential showers in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur have triggered flash floods, killing several and disrupting rail services

Landslides triggered by rain kill 10 in Assam

Guwahati/Silchar: Ten people were killed in landslides in Karimganj and Hailakandi districts in Barak Valley in Assam yesterday following incessant rains.

A rickshaw puller rides along a water-logged road after a thunder storm in Guwahati on Tuesday.
A rickshaw puller rides along a water-logged road after a thunder storm in Guwahati on Tuesday. Pics/PTI

Five members of a family were killed in a landslide at Sonachirra in Karimganj district in the wee hours, a police official said.

The landslide, triggered by incessant rains, buried a house on the edge of a hill killing the five people. Among the victims are a man, his wife and their daughter and two sons. The area has been hit by continuous rains for the past three days.

In neighbouring Hailakandi district, two incidents of landslide killed four persons at Bilaipur and a six-year-old boy. The debris fell on two houses where they were sleeping early in the morning.

Flash floods wash away Rs 40-lakh Manipur bridge

Imphal: Flash floods washed away a newly constructed bridge across the Izek river in Tamenglong district of Manipur on Wednesday morning, following torrential rain that hit Manipur and neighbouring states on Tuesday night. Bailey bridge, constructed at a cost of Rs 40 lakh, was yet to be formally inaugurated.  The washing away of the bridge has further isolated Tamenglong, which was already cut off from the rest of the state following multiple rockslides triggered by heavy rainfall. Several vehicles were stranded in the district due to the rockslides. Amid the reports of widespread damage, the Met office has forecast more rain in the coming days and the sky is overcast.

AP drowns in floodwater

Itanagar: Floodwaters of the overflowing Noa-Dehing river, fed by torrential rain in the past few days, have inundated several areas in Namsai district of Arunachal Pradesh. The floodwater inundated several villages besides submerging paddy fields in Namsai district. Five bamboo spurs out of 14 constructed on May 10 were washed away  at New Silatoo.

Trains disrupted

Torrential rains and heavy landslides have once again disrupted rail services in southern Assam, Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram. The debris on tracks would take three or four days to clear.

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