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Mizoram govt rescues 320 stranded at Silchar Synod

The DRC said that there were also around 20 people taking shelter within the compound and staying with relatives and friends.

A team was sent by the Mizoram government to rescue 320 people including 16 Mizos, stranded inside the Mizoram Synod Mission compound in Assam’s Cachar district headquarters Silchar due to heavy floods, according to the deputy resident commissioner or DRC of Mizoram House in Silchar.

The DRC said that there were also around 20 people taking shelter within the compound and staying with relatives and friends.

An official statement issued on Wednesday said that the state government swung into action as soon as they received a report about Mizos being stranded in Silchar due to massive flooding inside the city.

According to Mizoram Home Minister Lalchamliana, a rescue team was sent from the state’s Kolasib district bordering Assam at around 11 AM on Wednesday by carrying a boat in a truck with the destination Gungoor area in Silchar.

The team, in coordination with the Young Mizo Association (YMA) branch in Silchar, would try to ferry the stranded people from the Synod Mission compound by boat.

Kolasib district SP arranged a bus and a sumo mini bus for evacuating the stranded people and also arranged food for them as well as the rescue workers while camping in Vairengte town.

A large part of Silchar town has been submerged by floods caused by incessant monsoon downpours for days and people have been trying to stay afloat desperately.

Meanwhile, incessant heavy monsoon downpours have left a trail of wreak across the region, in Mizoram, at least 4 houses have been swept off by massive landslides and mudslides, fortunately, no human casualties have been reported to date.

Earlier, the National Highway 54 linking Aizawl with southern parts of the state has been cut off a number of places due to landslides including Chhingchhip and Bukpui sectors in central Mizoram’s Serchhip district.

The water level of the state’s largest river, Tlawng has also risen up drastically near Sairang village, forcing families living along the banks of the river to evacuate to safe places. Moreover, the Mat and Tuichang rivers have also inundated Zawlpui area along with its farms and crops.

First Published: 23rd June, 2022 16:44 IST

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