Massive Landslide In Meghalaya Claims 3 Lives


Shillong: Two teenaged girls and a 25 year old man were killed in a massive landslide in Ri-Bhoi district of Meghalaya on Saturday.

The landslide left nine people injured. Two women are also missing after incessant rainfall triggered a massive landslide.

Officials said the incident took place at a labour camp near Umiam Lake around 5 in the morning during heavy rain, which continued since Friday night.

A district disaster management authority official said that efforts were on to clear the debris and the injured have been referred to NEIGRIHMS, Ganesh Das Hospital and Shillong Civil Hospital.

There were also reports of landslides at Umtyngngar, Mawkynrew and other places, but there was no casualty, they said.

Meanwhile, Met department officials confirmed onset of the south west monsoon in the north eastern region.

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