Guwahati ( Assam), June 14 : Five people were killed in a massive landslide in Guwahati amid heavy rains that flooded the city, officials said on Tuesday.
A total of five people have lost their lives in Guwahati due to heavy rains that flooded the city. While four people were killed in a massive landslide in Guwahati, one person was killed as his house was inundated.
The deceased have been identified as Monowar Hussain, Mafijul Hoque, Aminul Hoque, and Hasmat Ali. While three of the victims were from Dhubri, the fourth one was from Kokrajhar.
Not just landslides, the entire city of Guwahati went under flash flood water on Tuesday. A total of ten landslides were reported from the city and its outskirts .
Major streets like GS Road, RG Baruah Road, Hatigaon road, Gansehguri, Anil Nagar, Nabin Nagar, Rajgah road, Zoo road and Chandmari are all the areas submerged under water due to a flash flood in the city.
With this, the total number of persons losing their lives in this year’s flood and landslides has gone up to 42. Incessant rains since Monday night led to knee-deep water on all major roads across the city, while at some places water levels have crossed the waist.
The approach road of the Guwahati railway station was also submerged.
NDRF personnel deployed for relief work in various parts of Guwahati battered by severe waterlogging. NDRF teams have come here as water level is 10-feet high in some areas.
The Assam government has issued an alert in view of the incessant rains the state has been facing. The government also issued an advisory with the helpline numbers for the people of Guwahati and its adjoining areas.
The state issued advisory mentioned that residents of Guwahati and its adjoining areas should avoid stepping out unless they absolutely require to.
The Indian Metrological Department (IMD) today , has predicted extremely heavy rainfall in Assam during the next 5 days.
The Kamrup (Metro) district administration said in an advisory that “In view of incessant rains, citizens are advised not to venture out unless absolutely essential.”
📌 Urgent advisory
In view of incessant rain,citizens are advised not to venture out unless absolutely essential.
If your residence is prone to water logging/landslides please consider shifting to a safer location or pls contact
District Administration at 1077/ 86381 12297
— Guwahati Police (@GuwahatiPol) June 14, 2022