10 killed in landslide in Mizoram

10 killed in landslide in Mizoram

Ten people were killed in a landslide triggered by heavy rain in Mizoram, while the northern states continued to reel under the searing heat on Tuesday with Churu sweating it out at 48.5 degrees Celsius.

Pre-monsoon showers have evaded the north so far and it will be weeks before the rains reach the arid plains.

The weatherman on Tuesday forecast "heavy to very heavy rain" in Goa, Telangana and Karnataka and "heavy rain" in Assam, Meghalaya, Odisha, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, and Kerala.

The Met office said thunderstorm accompanied by gusty winds and lightning were "very likely" in Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Tamil Nadu.

In Mizoram's Lunglei town, a two-storeyed semi-pucca building was hit by a rain-triggered landslip on Monday night. Ten members of two families were killed in the incident, officials said.

It was hot and sticky in the national capital which had a high of 41.6 degrees Celsius and a low of 31.2 degrees Celsius. The humidity levels oscillated between 62 and 39%.

A dust-storm is likely to hit the city on Wednesday, according to the MeT department.