At least 21 persons were killed, including children, in a series of rain-induced landslides that took place in three districts of southern Assam’s Barak Valley — Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi — on Tuesday morning.
The incidents come on the heels of the first wave of floods, which displaced lakhs in the state in the past week.
Condoling the deaths, President Ramnath Kovind tweeted, “The loss of lives due to heavy rains and landslides in Barak valley, Assam is tragic. Local authorities are undertaking rescue and relief efforts. Condolences to the bereaved families. Prayers for everyone’s safety and well-being.”
Incessant rainfall has caused several districts of Assam to flood in the past week. As of June 1, more than two lakh people have been affected and nine people have been killed.