Four siblings of a family died in a landslide


Four siblings of a family died in a landslide that occurred in Nongspung Laitlaren village under Mawphlang Community & Rural Development (C&RD) Block in East Khasi Hills District.

The incident took place on Thursday morning.

The siblings have been identified as Wallambiang Kharmyndai (9), Daphi Banri Kharmyndai, Banlumlang Kharmyndai (6) and Ribalin Kharmyndai (4).


Daphi succumbed to her injuries on the way to  Sohiong CHC.


3 houses were also affected due to landslide in Ri Bhoi district on Wednesday while another 3 houses were also damaged by landslide at Gambegre block in West Garo Hills District on Tuesday.

Informing about the incident, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said that the government will release ex gratia of Rs 4 lakh to the next of kin of each of the deceased.