Chaos prevails as stone mine collapses in Aizawl


Aizawl: A stone mine collapsed in Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram, due to incessant rains caused by Cyclone Ramal. About 12 people died in this accident while many people are also reported missing. According to the information received, 10 bodies have been recovered so far and many other people are still trapped under the debris. At present, rescue is going on to rescue the people trapped in the accident. But rescue operations are being hampered due to heavy rains and strong winds. It is not yet known how many people are trapped under the debris.

Officials said seven of the victims were locals, while the rest were from other states. Vehicular movement has been disrupted due to landslides. Let us inform that due to heavy landslides and heavy rains in Aizawl, many buildings, houses, roads and bridges have been washed away. The capital Aizawl has been cut off from the rest of the country due to landslides at several places on National Highway 6, the lifeline of the hill state.

On the other hand, after the accident, Chief Minister Lal Duhoma met State Home Minister K. Sapdanga and held an emergency meeting with Chief Secretary Renu Sharma and other senior officials to review the situation. The Chief Minister has announced a fund of Rs 15 crore to provide relief to the affected people.

It has also been announced to give an ex-gratia amount of Rs 4 lakh each to the families of those killed in the landslide. Due to heavy rains all the schools in the district have been closed. Also, except those providing emergency and essential services, all other government employees have been asked to work from home.

Remal wreaked havoc in Bengal and Bangladesh
It is noteworthy that Cyclone Remal has also caused devastation in West Bengal and Bangladesh. Due to this, people from Bengal to Bangladesh are facing heavy rains. Cyclone Remal hit the coast of Bangladesh at a speed of 35 kilometers per hour. Normal life has been disrupted due to heavy rains caused by Cyclone Ramal.


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