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10 Dead, Many Trapped in Mizoram Stone Quarry Collapse

Mizoram

In the midst of today’s intense rain in Mizoram’s Aizawl district, a stone quarry collapsed, killing ten people and trapping several more.

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According to officials, a search and rescue effort has been started to free the stranded individuals.”The search operation is hampered by incessant rain and landslides in the area,” they stated.

Government workers were asked to work from home while all schools were closed. According to officials, landslides have also caused disruptions to a number of major roads and highways.

Aizawl has been cut off from the rest of the country due to a landslide on National Highway 6 at Hunthar, officials said. Several highways and key roads have also been disrupted by landslides.

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Severe cyclonic storm Remal made landfall between the coasts of West Bengal and Bangladesh on Sunday night.

Cyclone Remal damaged fragile dwellings, uprooted trees, and toppled electric poles. Over one lakh people were evacuated from vulnerable areas in West Bengal before the cyclone struck.

The weather office has issued warnings of extremely heavy rainfall across Assam and other northeastern states over the next couple of days.

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