AIZAWL, JUNE 19: So far 12 people have lost their lives and 877 dwelling houses destroyed due to landslides and flash floods triggered by incessant rains that lashed Mizoram since June 9, an official report said today. The record maintained by the Mizoram State Disaster Management and Rehabilitation department since June 9 said that at least ten people including a 3-year old boy have died in Tlabung sub-division area in south Mizoram’s Lunglei district, while one person each died in Aizawl and Serchhip districts during the past 11 days due to massive landslides and flash floods. 

The Mizoram State Disaster Management and Rehabilitation department also stated that as many as 877 houses have been damaged by landslides and floods triggered by incessant rainfall and of these 220 were either badly or completely damaged while 657 houses were partially damaged. Lunglei district is the worst affected with 165 houses completely damaged and 299 partially damaged, the official report said. 

In Aizawl district, 65 houses were partially damaged. The flood also damaged 137 hectares of cultivated areas in different parts of the State. Unofficial sources said that over 2,000 families have been affected by floods and landslides and over 30 houses have been swept away by flash floods in Tlabung sub-division area near Bangladesh border. Meanwhile, some NGOs including Mizo Zaimi Insuikhawm (MZI), Mumbaibased Getto, Delhi-based NGO Goonj and the Salvation Army International headquarters in London are raising funds in aid of Mizoram flood victims.

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