2 dead, 390 houses submerged in Mizoram flood
Aizawl: Two men have drowned and 390 houses submerged in floods triggered by incessant rain across Mizoram, officials said Friday.
A 53-year-old man drowned in the Tlawng river near Aizawl when a bamboo raft he was rowing with two friends capsized on Thursday, officials said, adding his friends managed to reach the bank.
A man collecting crabs in the jungle near south Mizoram's Lunglei town also drowned Thursday and his body was recovered on Friday, they said. Disaster management and rehabilitation officials said landslides made many places inaccessible.
The swelling water of Khawthlangtuipui river, also known as the Karnaphuli, has submerged at least 390 houses in six villages of Lunglei district.
A total of 119 families have been evacuated from one of the affected villages, officials said.
Several areas of the district have been cutoff from the rest of the state due to road blocks caused by landslides.