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Rain triggers 3 landslides

By STAFF Reporter

GUWAHATI, May 11 � Continuous downpour triggered three incidents of landslides in three different places in Guwahati in the last 24 hours, although no loss of human lives was reported.

The incidents took place in Pandu, Nursery (near Kamakhya) and Pub Sarania areas following consistent spells of shower in the capital city for the last couple of days.

In the Pandu incident, however, a woman is reported to be injured after some portion of earth rolled on to her house this morning. Last year, 10 persons died and several others injured in different incidents of landslides in Guwahati.

Following the incidents, the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has alerted its surveillance and rescue teams and nagarik committees to prevent any major loss of human life and property.

The local police stations too have been alerted.

Dhrubojyoti Das, Additional Deputy Commissioner and a senior official of DDMA told this reporter that the authority is working in cooperation with the nagarik committees and if required people would be shifted temporarily to safer places.

�If the rain continues, we would have to devise a plan with the nagarik committees and the NGOs working with us,� Das said. It needs mention that the DDMA has identified 337 landslide vulnerable areas in Guwahati, especially in the hills.

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Rain triggers 3 landslides

GUWAHATI, May 11 � Continuous downpour triggered three incidents of landslides in three different places in Guwahati in the last 24 hours, although no loss of human lives was reported.

The incidents took place in Pandu, Nursery (near Kamakhya) and Pub Sarania areas following consistent spells of shower in the capital city for the last couple of days.

In the Pandu incident, however, a woman is reported to be injured after some portion of earth rolled on to her house this morning. Last year, 10 persons died and several others injured in different incidents of landslides in Guwahati.

Following the incidents, the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has alerted its surveillance and rescue teams and nagarik committees to prevent any major loss of human life and property.

The local police stations too have been alerted.

Dhrubojyoti Das, Additional Deputy Commissioner and a senior official of DDMA told this reporter that the authority is working in cooperation with the nagarik committees and if required people would be shifted temporarily to safer places.

�If the rain continues, we would have to devise a plan with the nagarik committees and the NGOs working with us,� Das said. It needs mention that the DDMA has identified 337 landslide vulnerable areas in Guwahati, especially in the hills.

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