Landslides hit Mokokchung, buildings damaged, 1 injured

Mokokchung, June 14 (MExN): Due to the incessant rainfall in Mokokchung Town for the last few days, minor landslides occurred in many localities in the town affecting normal life.


DIPR reported that on June 13 around midnight a house at Penli Ward was damaged when the retaining wall of the adjacent building collapsed, where a woman in her late 30s was seriously injured and was rushed to the hospital. The victim was identified as Sakumongla of Longkhum Village.


Two more buildings were also damaged on the same night at different localities due to mud slides and falling of trees.


On hearing the news, Mokokchung District Administration visited the locations and met the affected families where emergency relief was provided to all the three affected families and the injured woman.


The District Administration also reported that two more buildings at Sangtemla and Mongsenbai Wards were damaged due to landslides but there were no casualties, the report added.


DDMAs asked to be prepared for floods & landslides
The Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) today issued an advisory on landslides and floods in view of the monsoon season.


A press note from the NSDMA stated that with the onset of the Monsoon 2018 in Nagaland along with the rest of the sates in the India, the monsoon in the North East region is predicted to be slightly below normal, and therefore a deficient rainfall is expected.


However, given the erratic and uneven nature of rainfall pattern prevalent in the region, there are possibilities of rainfall-triggered incidents like landslides and floods during the Monsoon period, which lasts from June –September, it cautioned.


In view of this, it asked all District Disaster Management Authorities (DDMAs) in the state to take up precautionary measures and check its preparedness level in their respective districts.