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Mizoram flood: 20 houses submerged, 15 families evacuated

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Mizoram flood: 20 houses submerged, 15 families evacuated

Aizawl (zoramobserver.com): At least 20 dwelling houses have been submerged and 15 families evacuated to safer places due to flooding of Khawthlangtuipui river in Mizoram’s south Tlabung town on the Indo-Bangladesh border due to incessant rains that hit the state since Wednesday. There was no report of human casualty.

Sources said that the water level of Khawthlangtuipui river has been increasing since  Friday night forcing 15 families to evacuate to safer places, while 20 houses have been either partially or fully inundated by the flash floods.

According to a Tlabung based journalist Vanlalhriatpuia Khiangte, over 10 houses have been fully submerged by the water.

Flooding of Khawthlangtuipui river in Tlabung town in June this year.

The flooding of the river also submerged some areas of the town disrupting communication. Road between Tlabung Venghlun locality and Bazar locality was also flooded and people have to ferry on boats, he said.

Apart from Tlabung town, some neighbouring villages which lies in low area have also been affected by the flash floods. Road communication between Tlabung and Borapansury has also been badly affected due to flood and vehicles could not pass through this road. Some of dwelling house at Tipereghat have began to be flooded by the swelling of Khawthlangtuipui river, sources also said.

In Bairabi town on the Mizoram-Assam border, landslide had occurred at several

places forcing families to leave their homes, sources added.

Tlabung sub-division area on Mizoram-Bangladesh had been wreaked by massive flood in June this year sweeping away at least 30 houses and completely damaging 70 others. Over 650 houses in many villages within the sub-divisional area were also inundated by the flash floods. Apart from this, school buildings, church buildings, indoor stadium, ICDS centres, waiting sheds, VC houses, slaughter houses and some tea stalls had also been submerged and over 1500 families affected by the massive flood.

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Co-Editor, Zoramobserver.com. Mr. Khojol is a journalist based in Aizawl, Mizoram. He writes for various national and regional media houses. In his free time, he can be caught reading books and watching movies.

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