4 killed in massive landslide in Meghalaya

Guwahati: At least three members of a family were killed in a major landslide in the Gambegre area of Meghalaya’s West Garo Hills district in the early hours of Thursday.

West Garo Hills district police said that the rescue operation is underway.

The three victims have been identified as Pritish Marak (mother), Almost Marak (son) and daughter Aianbe Marak (daughter).

The father Sengrik Sangma and his son Thobias Marak survived the tragedy and are in critical condition at a hospital.

On the other hand, a two-and half-year-old child Tanush Hajong died when his family’s home was demolished in a landslide in Samati village of Betasing block in South West Garo Hills at around 4 AM Thursday.

The incidents occurred after heavy rain fell in the Garo Hills on Wednesday night.

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an amber rain warning for Assam until June 12th.

Assam on Thursday also received heavy rainfall triggering waterlogging in different parts of Guwahati including Hatigaon, Chandmari, Jatia, Zoo Road, Rajghar etc.

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