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Landslides in Kohima, houses and properties worth lakhs damaged

Some of the houses damaged by the landslide at lower Chandmari area on Saturday. (Citizen Journalist: Temjentiba).
Correspondent Kohima, Oct 9 (NPN):
Published on 10 Oct. 2010 12:28 AM IST
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Incessant downpour for the past few weeks in the state capital precipitated major landslides at different localities that are known to be prone, in Pezielietsie Colony and lower Chandmari, destroying about seven houses during the wee hours of Saturday here.
According to Pezielietsie Youth Organization (PYO) president Keviselhou Sekhose, the landslides in the area occurred at around 1.00 a.m. Saturday, destroying three houses and displacing five families numbering around 25 people. However, there was no report of any casualties except some minor injuries on some of the inmates. The landslide also carried away a parked vehicle and also slightly damaged a nearby church.
Properties worth several lakhs of rupees were destroyed due to the landslide. Officers from the district administration visited the site to assess the damage caused by the slides.
Soon after the landslide occurred, residents of the colony and neighbouring colonies teamed up together to carry out social work to clear the debris and retrieve whatever could be salvaged.
The PYO expressed deepest gratitude and thanked all the Pezielietsie youth members, colony residents, neighbors and Kidima community for their help and support rendered. It also thanked SP Kohima for providing the recovery van to pull out the vehicle that was taken away down by the landslide.
Meanwhile, Citizen Journalist, Temjentiba, announcer, AIR, Kohima disclosed that the entire area at Lower Chandmari area started sinking at around 6 a.m. According to Temjentiba, altogether four houses were completely damaged that included a government quarter belonging to PWD department and three private houses. Properties estimated to be around Rs 40-to-50 lakhs were damaged. The residents of the affected areas have appealed to the authority to take necessary measures and help the effected victims.

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