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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Thunderstorm hits Aizawl, at least 8 dead

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11th May, 2013, Aizawl: At least 8 people have lost their lives after landslides and thunderstorm hit the state capital of Mizoram. Twenty-five people have been seriously injured, whereas eleven people are missing. Mizoram picture

Local authorities reported that 9 houses were swept away in the Laipuitland locality because of a massive landslide, killing 8 persons. They also reported that 9 others were seriously injured and 11 were missing. Rescue work has already started. Police personnel and volunteers are searching for survivors and bodies under the debris.

As per reports, 8 people have lost their lives, but local authorities said that the number might rise.

Last night, thunderstorm hit the Mizoram state capital with strong wawl. Around sixteen people suffered minor injuries in the thunder storm and they were given first aid.

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