4 bodies recovered from Mizoram landslide

4 bodies recovered from Mizoram landslide

Newmai News Network

Aizawl | May 13

With the recoveries of the bodies of Lynda Zodinpuii and Munga late this afternoon, bodies of four persons killed in the Mizoram landslide have been recovered, according to Aizawl district Additional Superintendent of Police, Duhthlanga, who visited the spot again today.


The four persons, including two minor girls, were killed when a massive landslide, caused by incessant rains in the past few days, occurred at a stone quarry near Zemabawk on the eastern outskirts of Aizawl on Saturday at around 7:30 am when the victims were working at the site.


The body of Linda Hmingthianghlimi, 14, a resident of Zemabawk Bethel Veng, here was recovered at around 11:40 am on Saturday while the body of 10-year-old Eudy Lalremzovi, the daughter of Lynda Zodinpuii, 32, of Zemabawk Bethel Veng, who also went missing after the landslide, was recovered on Saturday at around 4 pm.


In the meantime, the police suspected that there are strong possibilities of more people trapped in the landslide. Following this fear, rescue operation is still underway to confirm if more dead bodies are still trapped in the mud.


Teams of the State Disaster Response Force, National Disaster Response Force, Indian Reserve Police, Mizoram Armed Police, Mizoram police, PWD officials, medical team and local (YMA) volunteers are carrying out the rescue operations.


There have been reports saying that at least 10 people were working at the site when the landslide happened on Saturday morning.


Two LPK trucks buried under the debris were also recovered on Sunday.


Linda Zodinpuii and her daughter Lalremzovi and Hmingthianghlimi were crushing stone chips while others were loading boulders in the trucks when loose soil rocks suddenly fell from above, sources said. Munga was buried under the debris when he was trying to save Lalremzovi.


Mizoram Home minister R. Lalzirliana on Sunday visited the spot and expressed deep condolence to the victims.