Landslide kills five at Umiam in Meghalaya, rescue operation underway

  • Landslide kills five at Umiam in Meghalaya, rescue operation underway
17-06-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

Five people were killed after their hill top house collapsed following a landslide at Umiam in Meghalaya on Saturday.
 
Heavy rain since Friday morning near Shillong has caused landslides that have destroyed an undetermined number of houses.
 
While efforts are on to rescue the people trapped inside the mud following a landslide which hit Tharia village.
 
It is feared that more people are trapped in the landslide and rescue operations are underway.
 
The rescue operations were progressing slowly due to rain and fog, sources said.
 
More rain-triggered landslides are also being reported from different part of Meghalaya, damaging electric poles and disrupting power supply.

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