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17 September 2013

Several Houses Swept Away by Flood Waters in Mizoram

Aizawl, Sep 17 : Around 100 houses on the banks of the Tlawng river in Mizoram-Assam border Bairabi town were swept away by flood during the past two weeks, Disaster Management and Rehabilitation department officials in Kolasib district said today.

Heavy monsoon downpours in the state caused the Tlawng river, the largest and longest river in Mizoram, to sour extremely high creating havoc along the banks having no protected walls, the sources said.

Five houses, including a church building belonging to the Isua Krista Kohhran church were dismantled during the past one week while no one has so far died due to flood, they said.

The flood also left trails of destruction on the low-lying cultivation areas damaging paddy and other crops, the officials added.


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