AIZAWL, April 23 - A three-storey building that stood atop the permanent land sinking area at Hunthar locality here collapsed on Sunday, following incessant downpour since Saturday.
The building, along with several others in the neighbourhood, had already been vacated. There was no human casualties.
Next to the building that collapsed on Sunday is a large building which is also said to be in danger. A few days back, eleven families in the area were evacuated to safer place.
A emergent meeting headed by Minister Lal Thanzara decided to use Rs 2 crore from the State Disaster Management & Rehabilitation Emergency Fund for two urgent works � construction of drains to prevent further seeping of water into the soil and construction of retaining walls to prevent collapse of the endangered buildings. The decision came after National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) was yet to okay the State�s application for Rs 15 crore for the purpose.