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20 including minors killed in landslides in Assam, rescue operations underway


At least 20 people have died in landslides in Assam's Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi districts

20 including minors killed in landslides in Assam, rescue operations underway
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Bengaluru, First Published Jun 2, 2020, 4:04 PM IST
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According to reports, 20 people including minors died on June 2 due to landslides in Assam's Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi districts. Several others have been injured and rescue operations are presently underway.  

Officials said at least six people in Karimganj district, seven each in Cachar and Hailakandi districts have died due to the landslide early on Tuesday following incessant rainfall for the past few days.

Since Monday, his region has been witnessing heavy rains, which triggered the landslides.

Several parts of Assam and Meghalaya have been receiving extremely heavy rainfall since May 20, after super cyclone Amphan weakened.

More details are awaited. 

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