Kohima, Oct. 22 (EMN): Due to incessant rain during the past few days in Kohima, there has been a mudslide in Mewoboke colony in Khuzama village, 1 km away from the national highway affecting five families whose properties and livestock were destroyed in the process.
Talking to Eastern Mirror, Khuzama Village Council secretary Merüto Lüho said the mudslides occurred in the early hours on Oct. 22 at around 2 AM during which one house was completely destroyed, two houses were completely filled with mud, stones and water while a huge tree fell on a house right in the middle.
As people were in deep slumber at that time, he said the people didn’t have much time to retrieve their property. In the process, some important documents were either lost or destroyed, besides the properties, he informed.
He informed that the bridge – the only route to TB Hospital, Eden Garden Orphanage and a government high school – was completely cut off. Some paddy fields were also damaged.
Though a proper assessment of the damage was yet to be completed, the secretary informed that the total loss would be around a few lakh. He said that the villagers will be constructing a temporary footpath.
At the time of filing this report, there was no report of any casualty. The Disaster Management Authority, SDO (C) Jakhama and others were said to have visited the affected houses to assess the situation.
Flash-floods at Khuzama village