Mizoram: Stone Quarry Collapses In Aizawl Amid Heavy Rainfall; 14 Dead And Several Missing!

Mizoram witnesses collapse of stone quarry due to heavy rainfall, resulting in death of 14 people.

by Shreya Rathod
Mizoram: Stone Quarry Collapses In Aizawl Amid Heavy Rainfall; 14 Dead And Several Missing!

Mizoram’s Aizwal is facing unstable weather conditions. Due to the Cyclone Remal, the place witnessed heavy rainfall resulting in landslides and the collapse of the stone quarry. In fact, there have been reports of 14 people being killed in Aizwal due to the stone quarry collapsing.

Mizoram: 14 Killed As Stone Quarry Collapsed In Aizwal

Following Cyclone Remal, excessive rains in Aizawl’s Melthum region caused a stone quarry to collapse, resulting in up to 14 fatalities in Mizoram. Officials stated that the search is still ongoing after the event, which happened at approximately six in the morning. According to the reports, while several people, including a kid, have been rescued thus far, more rescue efforts have been put on hold because of the intense rain. Many workers were trapped in the collapsing stone quarry near the intersection of Melthum and Hlimen in the Aizawl region.

Anil Shukla, the director general of police (DGP) for Mizoram, announced that the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Assam Rifles, and local law enforcement officials immediately began a large rescue effort. Official sources state that 14 individuals have passed away thus far.

Cyclone Remal Causes Several Casualties

Following its impact close to the Bay of Bengal coast, Cyclone Remal killed sixteen people in Bangladesh and India, according to Reuters on Monday night. The rain caused significant damage to power lines and left dozens of people injured in West Bengal and Bangladesh’s coastal districts. At least 10 fatalities were recorded in Bangladesh, with West Bengal accounting for the remaining losses. According to the authorities, some victims passed away while travelling to assistance centres, while others drowned or had their homes collapsed as a result of severe storms and flooding.

Cyclone Remal caused thousands of people in West Bengal and over three million people in Bangladesh to lose power. In order to prevent accidents, Bangladesh cut off the electrical supply to several places beforehand. Several coastal towns also experienced further disruptions to the service due to fallen trees and damaged electricity wires.

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With severe rains and increasing sea levels in coastal areas disrupting daily life, both India and Bangladesh ultimately had to relocate at least 10 lakh people to relief shelters.

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