20 dead, several injured in Assam landslides


GUWAHATI: At least 20 people have been killed in several landslides in different parts of Assam’s Barak Valley. Landslides have claimed lives of 20 people and injured severals in Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi districts.

In Hailakandi, seven people died and nine injured in a landslide while 7 others died in the separate landslide incident in Lakhipur area of Cachar district earlier today.
In Karimganj district, six people died and ten were injured in a landslide.
Meanwhile, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal has expressed grief over the loss of lives in the landslides.

“Deeply anguished at the loss of lives due to landslides triggered by incessant rain in Barak valley. I have directed Cachar, Hailakandi & Karimganj district administrations and SDRF to step up rescue, relief operations and facilitate all possible help needed to those affected,” Sonowal tweeted. 

With inputs from ANI