Sinlung /
13 August 2012

Heavy Rain Claims 2 Lives in Mizoram

Aizawl, Aug 13 : Altogether two persons were killed in disasters caused by heavy downpour at two different places in Aizawl on Saturday.

Lalruatfela, 23, a resident of Sairang near Aizawl, instantly died as tons of soil caved in on him when he was taking shelter from the rains at Chanmari's Ramhlun Road around 1700 hours on Saturday.

The deceased was on his way to Bethesda Hospital to visit a family member when the rains suddenly came. With a few others, he took shelter on the verandah of a house on the roadside.

The heavy landslide damaged the bike while a taxi travelling on the road had a narrow escape. The dead body was retrieved from the debris around 6 pm.

About 400 volunteers of Chanmari branch Young Mizo Association cleared the road with two earth excavators before Sunday noon.

Meanwhile, a bus conductor Lalnunchhuanga, 21, a resident of West Phaileng, died from electrocution a tree uprooted by landslides snapped electric wire at Luangmual on Saturday.

Saturday's heavy rains caused landslides in different places in Aizawl blocking roads and sweeping a house.

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