Two national level women cricketers buried alive in landslide in Meghalaya

Two national level women cricketers buried alive in landslide in Meghalaya

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Two women cricketers were killed and three others went missing after a massive landslide triggered by incessant rainfall hit their houses at Mawnei in Meghalaya”s East Khasi Hills district on Friday.

Bodies of cricketers Razia Ahmed, who played for the state at the national level, and Ferozia Khan, a local player, were retrieved from the debris.

East Khasi Hills district Superintendent of Police Sylvester Nongtynger said that efforts are on find out the missing persons.Razia had represented the state in various national-level tournaments since 2011-12.Other players also condoled her death in the natural calamity.

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Meanwhile, incessant rainfall since Monday has left trail of devastation across the state.

Two workers engaged by the police in clearing the debris at their quarters in Shillong died on Thursday.

Landslides were reported from several areas across the state and PWD workers were pressed into service to clear the debris.

A portion of the Riangdo-Bamil road, at Mawshynrut- Thaiem and the Mawshynrut-Hahim road were damaged affecting traffic movement in West Khasi Hills district.

South Garo Hills was cut off from West Garo HillsThursday after the Dumnikura timber bridge located on NH-62 directly connecting the two districts got washed away.

NH-62 will be closed and the PWD is looking for alternatives to keep Baghmara town in South Garo Hills connected.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Sep 26, 2020