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Mudslides hit Tsg, Yimchalu village
Published on 10 Aug. 2010 12:18 AM IST
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A major landslide has brought about untold hardship to the denizens of Tuensang town. The landslide has affected various part of the town including High school ‘A’ Sipong sector, Post office sector, NST sector etc.
In High school A’ Sipong sector Tuensang, the landslide washed away foot path, pipe line and damaged around 15 houses.
The mudslides also reportedly damaged several private buildings and departmental buildings compelling the people to vacate the houses in the areas.
Spot verification of the land slide area in high school A’ Sipong sector was visited by Y. Changsang Chang advisor, Tuensang Town Council in charge High school A’ along with I.N. Chingmak, vice president of Chang Khulie Setshang and sector leaders on Monday.
The sectors leaders have appealed to the state government to redress their grievances faced by the people at the earliest.
The sector being located in an unstable and vulnerable area prone to sinking, the public has urged the higher authorities to verify the affected areas and also take appropriate action for the welfare of the public.
Yimchalu farming village under Mokokchung district, a premier fruits and vegetables village was also in immense distress after a huge chunk of their village main road was completely devastated by the recent heavy rainfall on August 2. The village council stated that a stretch of over 100 meters of road collapsed creating a chasm of 100 ft in depth affecting an area of over 5000 sq.ft and due to the mud slide, the village people incorporated losses of around Rs.10 lacs. It added that the denizen of the affected area had suffered severely and in dire state without the means of communication and transport for their livelihood.
The release also stated that the district administration visited the affected area, considering the plight of people’s condition.

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