Mizoram landslide toll rises to 15

Aizawl, May 14 (IANS) With the recovery of three more bodies Tuesday, the death toll in the May 11 landslide that swept away 11 houses in the capital of the northeastern Mizoram state has risen to 15, officials said.

“At least 25 people, including women, were injured and are being treated in a government hospital. A search is on for three people who were reported missing after the landslide,” a Mizoram relief and rehabilitation department official said.

Following incessant rains for the past one week, landslides at Laipuitland locality in north Aizawl here early Saturday morning swept away 11 houses, killing eight people on the spot.

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