At least eight persons including a mother of twin babies have been killed and six others are missing after flash floods caused by heavy rainfall wrecked havoc at Tlabung sub divisional area in Mizoram’s Lunglei district.
More than 350 houses have been submerged in different parts of the state in the flash floods, Paddy fields of at least 8 villages are also submerged by the flood.
Tlawng river which runs through Aizawl has also risen above danger level, the water almost rose to the bailey bridge which runs over it and 15 houses have been swept by the flood. At least 52 families are being evacuated. In the capital Aizawl town, at least 5 houses are being destroyed and landslides have blocked several roads, however roads are being cleared and rescue operations carried out.
Incessant rains in the last two days wrecked havoc in Mizoram, this is the first time Aizawl dist have heard of flash floods destroying houses forcing the inhabitants to leave their houses. Temporary shelters are being arranged by each village authority, and the state authority is yet to take stock of the damages as connectivity and communication lines are being snapped by the bad weather. However today we see a lovely sunny day and we hope the flood would recede and relief and rehabilitation would be carried out smoothly.