DIMAPUR, Aug 5 - Nagaland chief secretary Temjen Toy today said 10 people lost their lives in the unprecedented rains that triggered massive landslides in all the districts of the State.
Briefing media persons on the current calamity in Kohima this evening, Toy said around 4,000 families have been evacuated due to damage to habitations while 400 villages have been affected by the landslides.
�Not only were the rains and damages unprecedented but even the response of the various agencies have been unprecedented. Various departments, administration and agencies have been working admirably well round the clock,� he stated.
The Chief Secretary said the damages could have been worse had timely awareness and support not been given to the affected people.
He stated that Kiphire district was worst-affected as far as connectivity is concerned. The 8-km stretch of the road leading to the district, which was washed away by rain waters, have been restored to some extent and essential commodities transhipped, he added.
He informed that some affected people in Kiphire did not even have enough food to last for a day. �We have made successful airdropping of rations at Tening, but Kiphire, Tobu and other places could not be reached because of bad weather. We hope that in the next few days the situation will improve,� Toy further stated.