Guwahati: Four people were killed in a landslide caused by torrential rains.
Assam: Guwahati: Four people were killed in a landslide caused by torrential rains. At least four people lost their lives in a massive landslide in Nazarapur near Boragaon area in Guwahati, Assam on Tuesday.
Landslides have been reported since Monday night after heavy rains.
An official of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said that a house with four people on a hill in Najjarpar area of Boragaon was buried in a large part of the land.
According to sources, four laborers were staying at the landslide site. “They were trapped under the rubble and died. Their bodies have been recovered,” said Nabneet Mahanta, DCP West, Guwahati.
“The landslide occurred around 1 am, mainly due to continuous rain. No one else has been trapped so far,” said Kostov Talukdar, ASDMA’s District Project Officer (Kamrup Metropolitan).
At the same time, the total number of people killed in floods and landslides this year has risen to 42.
Talqdar said that landslides have been reported from more than half a dozen places in the city, including Kamkhya, Khargoli, Hanjarabari, Salpokhori and Chandmari Colony, but no casualties were reported.
Meanwhile, the Guwahati Regional Meteorological Center issued a ‘red alert’ for Assam and Meghalaya on Monday and forecast “separate heavy rains” from Tuesday to Thursday.
The meteorological office said that “… with heavy / extensive showers with thunderstorms / with thunderstorms / with heavy rainfall at most places in isolated places during heavy rains during 13-17 June 2022 in the north. It is likely to continue in the eastern states. ”
Intermittent rains since Monday night have caused knee-deep water on all major roads across the city, while in some places the water level has even crossed the waist. The approach road of Guwahati railway station was also submerged in water.
Hundreds of vehicles, including school buses, were stranded on the roads as their engines failed in the floodwaters that flooded hundreds of homes in the ‘smart’ city.