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News Entry# 79746
Jun 27 2012 (20:16)  Landslide claims 2; Dima Hasao cut off by road and rail (
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Silchar : Heavy landslide in Mahadevtila locality, three km from Haflong, the headquarters of Dima Hasao district, claimed two lives this morning. Besides the death of two women, four people were injured in the incident.A senior police officer in Haflong today said following torrential rains for the past couple of days large chunk of soil and rock came down the hill on a house situated at the edge of the hill in Mahadevtila. Landslides occurred at 0815 hrs and again at 1100 hrs.Two women living in the house were killed when debris came down on it. Four other members were injured.Soon after the incident, locals and police rushed to the spot and started rescue work. The four injured were sent to Haflong civil hospital for treatment, said Dima Hasao additional superintendent of police Surjit Singh Panisar.The landslide on NH 27 cut off Dima Hasao's connectivity with Silchar and Guwahati.Torrential rain...
over the past few days in this part of North-East triggered landslide in at least nine places along nearly 170 km stretch between Mandardisa and Damcherra stations on Lumding-Silchar Hill section of NF Railway. The debris that came down the Barail Hills on the railway track early today caused cancellation of services of all the trains in this section for an indefinite period, an NFR official said today.In another incident, landslide occurred in two places in Meghalaya on NH 6 connecting Shillong in Meghalaya with Badarpur in southern Assam at 0400 hrs today. Big boulders, trees and debris came tumbling down the Jaintia hills and lay scattered across a vast area in Sonapur and Thansian locality. Hundrads of trucks and other vehicles were stranded due to the landslide.
The BRTF has taken up the job to clear the road on a war footing.
The landslides on both railway lines and roads cut off southern Assam, Tripura, Mizoram and parts of Manipur from the rest of the country.
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