Three killed in landslide in Meghalaya

Three persons were killed and nine others suffered injuries while two women went missing after incessant rainfall triggered a massive landslide in Ri-Bhoi district of Meghalaya.

Published: 17th June 2017 09:26 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th June 2017 09:26 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

SHILLONG: Three persons were killed and nine others suffered injuries while two women went missing after incessant rainfall triggered a massive landslide in Ri-Bhoi district of Meghalaya today.     

Officials said the incident took place at a labour camp near Umiam Lake around 5 AM during heavy rain, which continued since last night.   

Two teenaged girls and a 25-year-old man were killed while two women went missing in the landslide, a district disaster management authority official said.     Nine others were injured in the incident, the official added.     

The official said efforts were on to clear the debris and the injured have been referred to NEIGRIHMS, Ganesh Das Hospital and Shillong Civil Hospital.     

There were also reports of landslides at Umtyngngar, Mawkynrew and other places, but there was no casualty, they said.     

Meanwhile, Met department officials confirmed onset of the south west monsoon in the north eastern region.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.