Shillong ( Meghalaya), May 13 : At least two people have been killed and several houses and vehicles washed away in rain-triggered landslides in East Khasi Hills .
As many as seven landslides were reported across the state in the last 24 hours, they said.
Two people, identified as Rohit Kshiar (14) and Dilibon Tangsang (35), were killed in a landslide in Mawlat village in East Khasi Hills district, a statement issued by state disaster management authority said.
Two houses and two shops were washed away in another landslide in Umblai village. A portion of the Thangbnai-Mawlyngot road was damaged and a vehicle was washed away.
Five houses were destroyed and one person sustained minor injuries in a landslide in Lyngshing village. A portion of the road was eroded due to a landslide near Wahumkhrah River in Wahingdoh.
Traffic was affected due to landslides on Mawphlang Balat Road in Mawsynram Block and NH 40 (Shillong-Dawki Road).
Students appearing for board examinations were stranded but police assisted them in reaching their centres on time.
Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong asked executive engineers to remain alert.
Following are the official incidences that occurred due to heavy rainfall on Friday under East Khasi Hills District:
1. Flood at Demseiniong (Wahumkhrah river)
Due to heavy rainfall, Wahumkhrah river, flowing along Demseiniong was flooded. Instruction was given to PWD, SDRF & Police to initiate immediate assessment of the situation and necessary action to avoid any further damage and inconvenience.
2.Partial collapse of guard wall of BSF premises, Umpling
The guard wall of the BSF compound at Umpling was partially damaged as it collapsed due to the heavy rainfall. No casualty was reported. The concerned Block Development Officer, MUDA, were instructed to assess the degree of the damage.
3. Wall collapsed at Block-C Madanriting
A wall in Madanriting Block-C was reported to have collapsed, leaving the debris spilling to an adjacent premises of the Madan Hindi Patshala School. No casualty was reported. The concerned Block Development Officer, MUDA, P.WD and police were deputed to take immediate necessary action.
4. Landslide at Pynursla Road
Landslide occurred at Pynursla Road and the NHIDCL has cleared the debris.
5. Flood at Hubert Memorial School, Umpling
Flood occurred at the Hubert Memorial School, Secondary School, Umpling and PWD was deputed to take necessary action.
6. Landslide at Mawkynrew Block
Landslide occurred at Jongksha village, Mawkynrew Block, wherein one person identified as Sidres K. Sahnoh around 43 years of age, son of Rosila K. Sahnoh, was reported dead. A team from P.W.D, the Block Development Officer & Police were deputed to take necessary action.