Assam : 1 dead, 2 injured in landslides near Guwahati

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Guwahati ( Assam) , July 10 : One person was killed and two others were injured today after incessant rains triggered landslides here .

According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) sources ,one Narayan Shah died after stones and mud caved in on his house in Gorchuk area, situated on the outskits of the city .
Shah got trapped in the debris and died while the other members of the familiy managed to escape .

Two others were also injured in separate incidents of landslides in the same area.

Yesterday , ASDMA had issued warnings and notices to hill dwellers in and around the city to vacate their houses ahead of the monsoon season as the areas may have to face landslides.

“We have carried out massive awareness drive in landslides prone areas of the city since April. Even in Gorchuk, we asked the people here to shift to other areas. But they did not pay heed to our warnings,” news agency IANS quoted an official saying .

In neighbouring ,Meghalaya the state govt has issued warnings for probable landslides and flash flood like situations.

Several districts of Arunachal Pradesh were also affected as landslides.

(With IANS inputs)

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