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Over 400 houses submerged as incessant rains hit Mizoram

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Over 400 houses submerged as incessant rains hit Mizoram

‘At least 350 dwelling houses within Tlabung sub division in Mizoram-Bangladesh border have been submerged after Khawthlangtuipui river has swollen since Monday. Over 500 volunteers of Young Mizo Association have put into rescue operation and over 138 families have been evacuated to safer place.’

Aizawl (zoramobserver.com): Over 400 houses have been submerged due to inundation of Tlawng river and Khawthlangtuipui river in Mizoram as incessant rainfall hit the state since Monday.

No human casualty has been reported.

Sources said that at least 350 dwelling houses within Tlabung sub division in Mizoram-Bangladesh border have been submerged after Khawthlangtuipui river has swollen since Monday. 121 houses in Tlabung village were also submerged by water, while five houses have been swept away by the flood.

Apart from dwelling houses, church building, indoor stadium, ICDS centre, waiting shed, VC house, slaughter house and some tea stalls in Tlabung village have also been flooded, sources from Tlabung said.

Over 500 volunteers of Young Mizo Association have put into rescue operation and over 138 families have been evacuated to safer place. The flood victims were shifted to community halls and school buildings, sources added.

The inundation of Khawthlangtuipui river has also cut off communication as road between Tlabung and Borapansury in Mizoram’s Lunglei district bordering Bangladesh has been sunk at two places and Venghlun and Bazar veng localities in Tlabung village have also been cut off from rest of the village due to flood.

As per information received, over 1500 families in Tlabung sub-division have been affected by the flood causing a loss of over Rs. 10 lakh. However, there was no report of human casualty till this report is filed.

In a similar incident, over 69 houses in Sairang village, about 20 km from the state capital Aizawl have also been flooded due to inundation of Tlawng river caused by incessant rains.

Officials of Disaster Management and Rehabilitation Department said that 9 houses were fully submerged, while over 60 houses have been partially submerged by the swollen river.

Officials said that 13 boats and 11 boat engines have been reportedly missing purportedly swept away by the flood. So far 53 families have been evacuated to safer place and rescue operation is on, they said., adding that the water level is yet to recede.

Meanwhile, Aizawl West-I assembly constituency MLA K. Sangthuama visited flood ravaged Sairang village today and gave material support including 15 rice bags, 3 bundle of silpoulines and financial assistance amounting to Rs. 3 lakh to rescue operators.

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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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