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Mizoram 21: Cyclone Remal Claims 25 Lives in Three North East States

Cyclone Remal claims total 25 lives in 3 North Eastern states. Among them Mizoram reported highest 21 death.

Cyclone Remal caused continuous rain in the capital Aizawl on Tuesday also. Meanwhile, a stone mine collapsed. At least 17 people died in this accident. Many people are still missing in the landslide. 

State DGP Anil Shukla confirmed the accident and said that the death toll in the stone mine collapse incident in Mizoram has risen to 17. According to the DGP, at least six people are still trapped under the debris. Rescue work is underway to evacuate them.

At the same time, reports of landslides due to rain are coming from many other districts, at least four people have died at other places. The movement of vehicles between the districts has been disrupted. Many buildings, houses, roads and bridges have been washed away due to heavy landslides and heavy rains.

Mizoram's capital Aizawl has been cut off from the rest of the country due to landslides at many places on National Highway 6, the lifeline of the hill state. 

Chief Minister Lalduhoma reviewed the situation by holding an emergency meeting with State Home Minister K. Sapdanga, Chief Secretary Renu Sharma and other senior officials. 

The Chief Minister of Mizoram has announced a fund of Rs 15 crore to provide relief to the affected people and has said to give an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh each to the families of those killed in the landslide. 

All schools have been closed due to heavy rains and all government employees have been asked to work from home except those providing emergency and essential services. 

On the other hand three persons were killed in Assam and one in Meghalaya.

A wall collapsed in East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya, killing one person. 

Meanwhile three persons died and 17 others injured in separate incidents as rains accompanied by strong winds due to the impact of cyclone Remal hit Assam. 

Two of the  deceased have been identified as Putul Gogoi and Kaushik Bardolai. Putul died in a landslide triggered by rain at the under-construction NHPC Lower Subansiri hydroelectric project in Lakhimpur district.

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma posted on Twitter, 'The rains have triggered landslides at Kapircherra (NH-27, Haflong to Silchar) and Therebasati (Umrangso-Dehangi Road). Trees have been uprooted at many places in the state due to the storm. Educational institutions have been closed in Morigaon, Nagaon and Dima Hasao. Ferry services have been stopped in many districts.'