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Two siblings, minors, were today buried alive in a landslide in Assam's Goalpara town after heavy rains triggered a landslide in the area. Their dead bodies have been recovered from the debris.
The side walls of their house collapsed due to the landslide, burying the two minors alive under its debris. The State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) team in Goalpara has recovered their bodies.
Six people have died so far in landslides across Assam in the past three days. The state has registered 44 deaths due to floods and landslides this year.
Some parts of the National Highway 6 (NH06) under the Lumshnong Police Station area of Meghalaya have caved in due to landslides triggered by incessant rains, officials said today.
The Dima Hasao district of the state has been facing floods and landslides.
While the district administration, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and the State Public Works Department are engaged in the restoration works to repair the damaged roads in the district, rain waters have flooded many parts and have submerged the roads.
Meanwhile, in the Tamulpur district, more than 7,000 people were affected after several villages here submerged in the flood waters.
The water level of the rivers Borolia, Pagladiya, and Motonga rose due to the regular rain showers for the past couple of days.
The weather office said that the ongoing spell of intense rainfall is likely to continue in the northeast and sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim during the next five days.
Some parts of the National Highway 6 (NH06) under Lumshnong Police Station area of Meghalaya have caved in due to landslides triggered by incessant rains and only restricted movement along the highway, which connects Southern Assam, Mizoram, Tripura and parts of Manipur to the rest of the country. is allowed.
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