Heavy floods and monsoon in North East India led to the death of 9 people out of which, 6 were children. Landslides have been frequent in the area as well.
The floods were caused as major rivers had water levels over the danger mark. Such rivers include the Brahmaputra at Kopili at Nagaon, Nimatighat and Dhubri, Pagaladiya at Nalbari, Puthimari at Kamrup, and Beki at Barpeta.
Casualties caused by the floods
In Meghalaya, 5 people, including 4 children and a woman died due to the floods. In Goalpara of Assam, two children were crushed under a landslide. The total death toll in the North-East due to landslides is up to 50. The monsoons have been harsh on the hilly states for the past few months.
In the Nonspung area of Shillong, four minors were killed as their house collapsed due to landslides. The minors are two boys and two girls. Another death due to the collapse of a house took place in Jashiar Village in the West Khasi Hills district. The casualty here was a 25-year-old woman.
Conrad Sangma, Chief Minister of Meghalaya, announced Rs. 4 lakhs as a relief to the families of the deceased.
Road damages due to monsoon in North East
The landslides have heavily damaged road connectivity. East Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya have been at the receiving end of such damage. National Highway 6 (NH6) has been cut off for a long time now. The highway is a major one as it connects Mizoram, Tripura, South Assam, and certain parts of Manipur to the rest of the country.
The NH6 has been heavily damaged along the East Jaintia Hills stated the officials. Abhilash Baranwal, Deputy Commissioner of East Jaintia hills stated that the damage was primarily caused by two heavy weapons crashing down as the road caved.
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