Massive Landslide, Torrential Rainfall Hits Assam; 4 Buried Alive 

 

  • NET Web Desk

Massive landslides triggered by incessant rainfall have killed four persons in Nizarpur near Boragaon in Assam’s Guwahati on Tuesday.

According to reports, the unfortunate incident which occurred at around 2 AM; killed four labourers working on a house construction site.

These labourers who have been identified as – Manowar Hussain, Mafijul Haque, Aminul Haque and Hasmat Ali; were residents of Dhubri and Kokrajhar.

Following the incident, emergency teams rushed to the spot and recovered the bodies.

As per police reports, the victims were living in a rented house in the area.

“We come to know from the nearby locals that four labourers were living in the house and maybe they were not aware of the incident while they were sleeping at night. The wall of the house had broken down and the soil of hills entered the house and the labourers were trapped in the debris. Till now, we come to know that four persons are trapped in the debris and our search and rescue operation are on. Out of four, three hail from Dhubri and one from Kokrajhar. They were living in the rented house and were engaged in building construction work,” – informed the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) – Nandini Kakati.