Meghalaya Landslide Claims Four Lives

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Meghalaya : Four people killed in landslide

Heavy rainfall in the East Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya on Saturday resulted in a landslide which buried a tea shop and killed four people. Three of the dead were women. Two others were injured.

The location of the landslide was Ratacherra village, along the NH-44 connecting Barak Valley in Assam and Tripura, Mizoram.

The victims were identified as 61-year-old Everyone Naijar, D Pohshna – the owner of the tea shop, P Pohshna, and D Amse.

The two injured persons, Ramtripal Gupta and S Lyngdoh, were rescued by BSF personnel, who took them to a nearby hospital.

Hemanta Kumar Nath is a correspondent in Assam, India, who reports on local news in Assam, the north east Indian state.