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Death toll in Mizoram landslides rises to 29: Official

Chief Minister Lalduhoma has announced an ex-gratia amount of Rs 4 lakh each for the next of kin of the deceased.
Last Updated : 01 June 2024, 08:37 IST
Last Updated : 01 June 2024, 08:37 IST

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Aizawl: The death toll in landslides in Mizoram climbed to 29 after the body of a 34-year-old woman was found in Tlawng River in Kolasib district, officials said.

The woman, identified as Vanlalruali, and her husband had been missing after being hit by a landslide in Aibawk village in Aizawl district on Tuesday.

The woman's body was found in the river in Hortoki village in Kolasib district, which borders Assam, on Friday, they said.

Her body was taken to Kawnpui after being fished out of the river and her family members confirmed her identity.

Search for five other missing people – four of whom are from Melthum, including a six-month-old, besides Vanlalruali's husband – is underway.

The deaths were reported in multiple landslides in Aizawl district on Tuesday. Of the deceased, 21 were locals while eight were migrants from Jharkhand and Assam.

Chief Minister Lalduhoma announced an ex-gratia amount of Rs 4 lakh each for the next of kin of the deceased.

He said the government has earmarked Rs 15 crore to tackle disasters triggered by rain caused by Cyclone Remal.

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Published 01 June 2024, 08:37 IST

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