12 died due to landslides, flash floods in Meghalaya


As many as 12 people lost their lives due to rain related incidents in Meghalaya on Friday. While nine died due to landslides, 3 lost their lives in the flash floods that occurred at Baghmara in South Garo Hills.

Incessant rainfall continues to create ​​havoc in the state with eight persons from Mawsynram constituency in East Khasi Hills lost​s​ their lives on Friday due to rain-induced landslide.

In Dangar ,  as many as five members of a family died due to a landslide.  The decease identified as Kyllity Langpen (32), wife of Shanborlang Marak, their daughter Daphishisha Langpen (12), son Daskhemlang Langpen (5), daughter Dawanbiang Langpen (3), and a six -month-old baby.

In Kenmynsaw, while a lady identified as Drit Byrsaw was killed, her husband Robino Kynter is still missing and the search is on.

In Boro Rynku, 7 year old Sonali Banai died due to a landslide, while in Betgora A,  12 year old Nathan Dejel Sangma died.

Two houses were also reportedly damaged. One belongs to R. Khongsit of Sohra under Shella Bholaganj Block and the other belongs to Shidalin Suting of Mawjam Village under Mawkynrewl Block.

Chief Minister Conrad Sangma informed that the State Government will extend Ex Gratia of ₹4 Lakhs to the next of kin of each of the deceased.

In Garo Hills, three people lost their lives due to flash floods at Baghmara, while one died due to landslide at Siju. Both in South Garo Hills district.

Informing about the incident, the CM tweeted, “Heartbreaking news of 3 deaths due to flash floods in Baghmara & 1 death due to landslide in Siju in South Garo Hills District. I offer my deepest condolences to their loved ones.

Govt. will release Ex Gratia of ₹4 Lakhs to the next of kin of each of the deceased.

May their souls Rest In Peace.”