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Two dead in Cachar District of Assam due to landslide

On Sunday, landslides in Assam's Cachar district claimed the lives of at least two persons.

According to accounts, the event occurred in the Borakhai tea estate after several days of nonstop rain.

Shibu Ri (50) and Champa Ri (50) have been recognised as the victims (19).

According to accounts, the house was buried by mud from the hills, killing the two on the spot.

The State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) carried out rescue efforts with the help of locals and recovered the remains from the rubble.

The bodies were transported to the Silchar Medical College and Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

Several places in the hill district have been seriously devastated by flash floods and huge landslides, cutting off rail and road connections to other parts of the state.