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Patients shifted to other hospitals after landslide at Raj Bhavan


GUWAHATI, June 27 - The patients under treatment at the Borthakur Clinic and Hospital in Kharghuli have been shifted to nearby hospitals on Saturday after a landslide was reported on the backside of Raj Bhavan on Friday night.

The guard wall of Raj Bhavan at that part is in such a vulnerable position that it may fall at any time and may cause damage to the lives and properties of the patients, doctors, and paramedical staff of Borthakur Clinic and Hospital which is situated just below Raj Bhavan.

Altogether, 12 gynaecology, medicine and psychiatric patients were undergoing treatment at the hospital. There are 70 employees in the clinic.

In another incident of landslide, the guard wall of Anukul Thakur Mandir collapsed in Pandu area on Saturday morning, causing damage to a house. However, no injury has been reported.

Earlier, on Friday, a 72-year-old woman died and two persons sustained injuries in a rain-induced landslide in Kahilipara area.

Meanwhile, Kamrup (Metro) Deputy Commissioner Biswajit Pegu on Saturday appealed to the people residing in the landslide vulnerable areas of the district to vacate their houses and shift to safer places till the monsoon season is over for their own safety.

�Due to incessant rainfall for the last few days in Guwahati, several incidents of landslide have occurred leading to loss of life and property. Moreover, there is every possibility of occurrence of more such landslides in the coming days considering the incessant rainfall in the district,� Pegu said in a statement.

However, several people residing in the hills expressed that it was not possible for families to relocate amid the total lockdown in the city to be imposed from Sunday night.

�If the rains continue, there will be a challenge for us to live due to occurrence of landslides,� a resident of Kahilipara said.

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