Aizawl: Over 300 families have been evacuated to safer places due to flooding of Khawthlangtuipui river in Tlabung area in Mizoram’s Lunglei district bordering Bangladesh, sources said on Friday.
Incessant rainfall hit Mizoram since Monday, triggering landslides and floods in different parts of the state.
Sources from Tlabung said that at least 110 families have been evacuated to safer places in Tlabung town on the Indo-Bangladesh border due to inundation of Khawthlangtuipui river.
The water level has been increasing since Wednesday, the sources said.
119 families in Serhuan village and 90 families in Tippereghat village within Tlabung sub-division have also been evacuated due to flooding of the river. Besides, seven families in Silkur village and five others in Nunsury-I village within the same area have also been evacuated.
Evacuated families took shelter at trade facilitation centre, school buildings and market buildings and student office, while some joined their relatives, the sources said.
No casualties have been reported so far, it added.
The newly posted Tlabung sub-divisional officer (civil) Henry C Lalrawnkima visited the affected families. Also, rescue operation is being conducted by district administration and Young Mizo Association (YMA) volunteers.
The water level is continuously rising due to continuous downpour and more house are likely to be submerged, sources told EastMojo.
Heavy downpour also caused landslides at three separate locations in Tlabung town, sweeping away one building. Also, two nearby houses have been vacated.
Officials of state disaster management and rehabilitation department said that landslides also blocked road between Tlabung town and Lunglei. They said that landslides also occurred in different parts of the states uprooting trees, electric pole and disrupting communication.
The state capital is also partly disrupted due to destruction of some internal roads, electric current cables and pavements. So far no casualties have been reported, they said.