scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Sunday, September 19, 2021

One dead, two injured in South Tripura after heavy rainfall and thunderstorm trigger landslide

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the family of the deceased and asked officials to tackle the disaster on an emergency basis.

Written by Debraj Deb | Agartala |
Updated: August 25, 2021 10:04:09 pm
South Tripura landslideAn official of the State Emergency Operations Centre official said as many as 20 houses were fully or partially damaged due to the flood. (Photo Source: Twitter/@BjpBiplab)

Incessant rainfall and thunderstorms left one dead, two injured and 20 houses damaged in South Tripura district in the last 24 hours.

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the family of the deceased and asked officials to tackle the disaster on an emergency basis.

Speaking to reporters here, an official of the State Emergency Operations Centre (SEOC) said a person died while two minors were injured in a landslide triggered by a flood-like situation at Belonia in South Tripura district.

The official also said as many as 20 houses were fully or partially damaged due to the flood.

“Narayan Das (21), was killed in a landslide at Uttar Sharashima panchayat in Rhishyamukh block of Belonia,” a statement from the Department of Information and Cultural Affairs later informed.

The deceased’s family was given Rs 20,000 as cash relief and DBT benefits.

The statement added, “The two children, who were injured in Jharjhariya village in landslides, were given Rs 5,000 relief by the local administration.”

It added, “Incessant rains through last night and this (Wednesday) morning caused extensive damage at Belonia sub-division. There were several incidents of landslides, uprooting of trees, disruption of power transmission lines and damages to kuccha houses.”

Meanwhile, civil defense establishments were introduced in all the districts. These establishments were functional in West Tripura district alone till now.

Taking to his official Twitter handle, Chief Secretary Kumar Alok wrote, “In order to strengthen disaster mitigation response, state government has now extended Civil Defence establishment to all 8 districts. Earlier it was only in West Tripura. Volunteers from all districts will be trained by CTI Gokulnagar.”

 

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest North East India News, download Indian Express App.

  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement