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First reported landslide this rainy season

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GUWAHATI, April 20 - Incessant showers during the last few days in the city have caused the first reported landslide of this rainy season, with the boundary wall of a residential compound collapsing at Akashi Nagar in Jyotinagar area late last night.

Officials said the boundary wall of the house belonging to one Dhruba Deka collapsed following heavy rainfall last night and over the previous few days.

However, nobody was hurt in the incident. Officials and staff from the Kamrup Metro district administration, PWD, Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and police reached the spot and conducted an inspection of the locality this morning.

It was found that erosion of land from in the locality is also threatening the boundary wall of another house in the area.

Following the inspection, the district administration sealed five houses, including the one belonging to Deka.

�The houses were sealed to ensure that the residents do not fall victim to any untoward incident,� said an official.

All the householders have shifted to other temporary rented accommodation since then, officials said.

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First reported landslide this rainy season

GUWAHATI, April 20 - Incessant showers during the last few days in the city have caused the first reported landslide of this rainy season, with the boundary wall of a residential compound collapsing at Akashi Nagar in Jyotinagar area late last night.

Officials said the boundary wall of the house belonging to one Dhruba Deka collapsed following heavy rainfall last night and over the previous few days.

However, nobody was hurt in the incident. Officials and staff from the Kamrup Metro district administration, PWD, Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and police reached the spot and conducted an inspection of the locality this morning.

It was found that erosion of land from in the locality is also threatening the boundary wall of another house in the area.

Following the inspection, the district administration sealed five houses, including the one belonging to Deka.

�The houses were sealed to ensure that the residents do not fall victim to any untoward incident,� said an official.

All the householders have shifted to other temporary rented accommodation since then, officials said.

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