At least three blocks of a building complex collapsed due to a massive landslide triggered by heavy rainfall near Aizawl in Mizoram on Tuesday evening

On the ground | In pics

The whole ground floor of this building disappeared
Disaster management team, geologists at the site of collapse
Residents walking through the ruins to collect their belonging

Students of Ton’s Memento School on their way to attend the funeral of their school mate Lalnunfeli who died in the building collapse near Aizawl on Tuesday evening. She was a student of Class VI.

Latest visuals from the site of collapse near Aizawl, Mizoram

9 injured, including 6 women, admitted to Synod Hospital, Durtlang

The injured are:

  1. Lalchuailovi (52), female
  2. Lalthlengdiki (28), female
  3. Malsawmdawngliani (51), female

  4. Lalpiandawla (65), male

  5. Lalrohlua (30), male

  6. C Lianneihkimi (60), female

  7. Lalruatkimi (31), female

  8. Lalrinkimi (12), female

  9. Amos Lalhmangaihzuala (infant)

VISUALS: Mizoram CM Zoramthanga inspects site of building collapse at Durtlang near Aizawl on Wednesday morning and visited the injured survivors at Synod Hospital, Durtlang. He also visited the makeshift relief centre at MC Hall.

8-year-old Lalpeksanga still missing

The three deceased have been identified as Lalnunfeli (13), Sainghinglovi (52) and Lalpeksanga (8)

13-year-old Lalnunfeli was one of those killed in the building collapse near Aizawl, Mizoram on Tuesday evening

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18 families were affected after 3 building blocks collapsed near Aizawl, Mizoram on Tuesday evening. Here’s the breakup:

Block No. 2: 6 families

Block No. 3: 5 families

Block No. 4: 7 families

WATCH: Video from the building collapse site near Aizawl in Mizoram on Tuesday evening

3 more bodies recovered; toll goes up to seven so far

A 13-year-old girl named V Lalrinkimi has just been rescued alive. Thank God!

The staff at the nearby Presbyterian Synod Hospital in Durtlang are on full alert for any contigencies.

The incident reminds us of a similar episode of 2013, when a Public Works Department building collapsed at Laipuitlang. At least 3 people lost their lives in the incident. An FIR was lodged by the Mizo Zirlai Pawl.

Rescue teams are still looking for 4 other people who have not been traced so far. “Hopes are low. They don’t think they will be alive,” said sources.

One more body recovered from site of building collapse, said reports; toll goes up to 4

Two of the deceased have been identified as Saihmingliani and Lalnunfeli. Some reports now say that five bodies have been recovered so far.

As per reports, rescue teams have not been able to work as fast, as remains of the collapsed buildings are still crumbling

4 buildings near the site of collapse are also in a bad state; may meet same fate, fear residents

Power supply has been cut off by the landslide; police have cordoned off the site of collapse so that rescue operations are not hampered.

The incident happened around 6 pm on Tuesday

As per reports, construction began in 2009 with a plan to build 20 buildings and a community hall.

The building was constructed by the National Project Construction Corporation (NPCC) and Royal Infra Construction Ltd

The 3 building blocks (marked in blue) that collapsed near Aizawl in Mizoram on Tuesday evening

Emergency rescue operations currently underway

The 3 blocks (circled) of the housing complex that collapsed near Aizawl, Mizoram due to a landslide triggered by heavy rainfall on Tuesday evening

3 bodies recovered so far, more details awaited

Aizawl: Three blocks of a building collapsed due to a massive landslide at Durtlang Leitan locality, located about 5 km from Aizawl city centre, around 6 pm on Tuesday evening.

At least three bodies have been recovered from the site so far, said reports. Emergency rescue operations are currently underway. More details are awaited.

The landslide was triggered by heavy rainfall that has been reported in the region for the past few days, particularly on Tuesday.

As per some reports, protective walls were not made between the building and the slopes of the hills, which resulted in the damages caused to the complex.

The building was constructed by the National Project Construction Corporation (NPCC) and Royal Infra Construction Ltd under the government’s Basic Services for Urban Poor Programme (BSUP).

As per reports, construction began in 2009 with a plan to build 20 buildings and a community hall. At least 75% of the construction was completed, said reports.

While the total estimate cost of the complex has been said to be Rs 26.23 crore, about Rs 64 lakh was spent for one building, said reports.

The building complex was constructed by the National Project Construction Corporation (NPCC) and Royal Infra Construction Ltd under the government’s Basic Services for Urban Poor Programme (BSUP)

Also Read: WATCH: Mizoram: Govt housing complex for poor collapses, 3 killed

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