spot_img

Garo Hills death toll rises to 6 with recovery of 2 bodies, another 2 missing

Date:

Share post:

TURA, June 21: The death toll from the devastating flash floods that hit Garo Hills on June 17th has risen to six with the recovery of two more bodies from Rongsa Awe in South Garo Hills.

South Garo Hills police navigating through streams and hills to reach badly affected Siju region of south Garo Hills to rescue stranded villagers.

The bodies of two plantation workers, Sengman D Sangma (20 years) and Reppilson D Sangma (33) were recovered from two different locations.

While Sengman’s body was retrieved from Rongsa Awe river in Nangalbibra on Friday afternoon itself, the body of Reppilson was located only on Sunday night from Dajugittim stream located further downstream. Both victims hailed from Dokongsi area of Kharkutta in north Garo Hills.

Two other companions of the deceased remain untraced after they were also swept away by flood waters while asleep in their cabin next to the riverside. The missing persons are Nilbash B Momin (21) and Griksing B Momin (18), also hailing from Dokongsi in North Garo Hills.

The four were plantation workers engaged in a rubber plantation in Rongsa Awe and had been staying in a small cabin next to the river when flash floods destroyed their home and carried them away into the waters below.

The entire casualty list from the June 17th floods have been in South Garo Hills where three persons, including a little boy, were killed in a landslide in Baghmara town while a woman lost her life in Siju village after a mudslide buried her alive.

A week earlier, four other persons, including three children, lost their lives to landslide in Gambegre block region of West Garo Hills and Betasing block in South West Garo Hills.

Share post:

spot_img
spot_img

Popular

More like this
Related

Meghalaya Secures 300 Acres for Umiam Tourist Hub, Plans Helicopter Services

Shillong, June 20: Chief Minister Conrad Sangma chaired a...

Liem ka Champion haka Christian HSS | Ïoh ka Ri-bhoi ïaki Skul ban mihkhmat sha State Level

Nongpoh, Jylliew 19: Ka lympung ïalehkai ball jong ka...

Bei ka World Bank palat T.11 lak tam ban tei NRM Library ha Nongshillong

Nongstoiñ, Jylliew 20: U Piyush Dogra u stad mariang...

NPP lost Lok Sabha polls in Meghalaya due to State reservation policy, not BJP: MP Kharlukhi

Shillong, June 20: Lone Rajya Sabha MP Dr WR...
spot_img