AIZAWL, May 24 - A girl was killed and her parents were injured when their house was swept away by a landslide, triggered by heavy rains, at a village in Kolasib district of Mizoram on Thursday night, police said.
By the time the girl and her parents were pulled out from the debris at Saihapui K village, eight-year-old Mary Lalhmangaihzuali had died, the police said.
Her father Benjamina Lalhmangaihzuali, the village council president, and his wife were shifted to Aizawl for treatment.
Kolasib Deputy Commissioner Zoengsanga has announced an ex gratia of Rs 4 lakh for the family, while Serlui MLA Lalrinsanga Ralte said that he would bear the expenses for reconstruction of the house.
Heavy downpour caused road blocks at many places, while power supply and telecommunication system were disrupted across the State. � PTI