Incessant rain hits city, one injured in mudslide

Mudslide at Wahkdait under Malki locality in the city on Thursday. (UB)

SHILLONG: Incessant rains for the past two days have thrown life out of gear notwithstanding the shutdown call by the outlawed HNLC, with 110.6 mm of rainfall being recorded on Thursday, the highest this year so far. On August 13, the rainfall recorded was only 53.8 mm.

The State Metrological department has predicted more rainfall in the coming days.

The Metrological Centre at Upper Shillong has also predicted moderate to heavy rainfall across the State in the next 48 hours.

Two houses partially collapsed at Wahkdait area under Malki following mudslide at Cleve Colony due to the incessant rain in the wee hours of Thursday. Sources informed that one Colin Bay was injured in the incident.

Sources informed that the houses belong to W. Dkhar and F. Kharwanlang.

According to Dkhar, his house was partially damaged by the debris but he had lost all his belongings.

Meanwhile, vehicular traffic has been severely affected on NH-44 for the past three days owing to landslides at Tonysndew near Sonapur in East Jaintia Hills District.