AIZAWL: Heavy rains and landslides swept away three houses and damaged 70 graves in two cemeteries here, officials said today.
Three houses were swept away by heavy rains and landslides in the capital city of Mizoram, while four vehicles were damaged in landslides last night, District Disaster Management Authority officials said.
At least 50 graves were also damaged at the cemetery of Chaltlang locality, while 20 at the Ramhlun Vengthar cemetery, they said.
Heavy rainfall during the past one week caused severe damage in different parts of the state as many district headquarters, including south Mizoram's Lunglei, Saiha and Lawngtlai districts, central Mizoram's Serchhip district and Mizoram-Myanmar border Champhai district, remained cut-off from Aizawl due to massive landslides on the roads.
Over a hundred families had been rendered homeless as the river Khawthlangtuipui inundated several houses in south Mizoram's Lunglei district bordering Bangladesh in the past one week.
Wet rice cultivation (WRC) area belonging to around 250 families were also inundated by the floods which submerged the road between Tlabung and Borapansury village, the lifeline of eight villages along the Bangladesh border.
Villagers living along the Bangladesh border area were facing hardship as essential commodities could not be sent to the villages for more than a week, they said.