Heavy Rains Trigger Landslides in Northeast India

September 23, 2014

Officials say relentless rains in parts of northeastern India have triggered landslides and flash floods, killing at least seven people.

A top police official in Meghalaya state said that the deaths occurred after a cloudburst in the northern part of the state.

The cloudburst also wreaked havoc in the neighboring state of Assam, causing heavy flooding in the western Goalpara district.

Top local official Pritam Saikia said heavy flooding has washed away several bridges. Authorities are asking residents to move to higher ground.

Two days of rains have also caused heavy flooding in Assam’s capital city Gauhati. More heavy rain is forecast over the next two days.

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