Silchar, May 10 UNI | 3 months ago

Seven people, including five children, of a family were killed when their house was demolished in a massive landslide early today at Assam's Karimganj district.


Police said the landslide was triggered by torrential rain the region has been experiencing for past three days.

The official said at about 0300 hrs today, mud, soil, tress and debris from the adjacent hill came down on the house of Lubub Uddin (45), a daily wage earner, when the family of seven were in deep sleep at Satkoragool village of Patharkandi block at Karimganj district in southern Assam.

In the morning, neighbours were at a loss to find that there's no sign of the house made of clay and there were heap of debris scattered all around.

They started search for the victims amidst the debris. After getting the report, police and BSF also joined the operation and managed to exhume the bodies of seven persons including Lubub, his wife Saina Begam (35) and their five children, ranging between the age group of two to 11.

The bodies were later sent to Karimganj civil hospital for autopsy, sources said.

(Posted on 10-05-2014)