New Delhi: At least 20 people died on Tuesday in a landslide in south Assam’s Hailakandi district. As many as 7 people died, while 10 others have been injured in Lakhipur area in the Valley. Rescue teams have rushed to the scenes. Also Read - Over 100 Workers Killed in Landslide at Myanmar's Largest Jade Mine
The landslide accidents happened in three different areas of Barak Valley region of the district due to incessant rainfall over the past few days. Several others have been injured. Also Read - Assam Floods: Heavy Rainfall Affects Over 9 Lakh People in 23 Districts; Oil Well Fire Dousing Efforts Disrupted
According to reports, Assam witnessed heavy rainfall in several areas since the last week that led to a pre-monsoon flood situation. The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said that the flood water still inundated the vast areas of 253 villages under Goalpara, Nagaon and Hojai districts.
At least 11 out of 33 districts in Assam were affected due to the pre-monsoon rains.
More details awaited.