CM Conrad Sangma Expresses Grief over the Landslide Incident.
In a heart-wrenching incident, four members of a family were buried alive due to a landslide triggered by continuous rainfall in Pynthor Langtein village, situated in the Thadlaskein C&RD Block of West Jaintia Hills District, Meghalaya.
The victims were identified as Biangki Phawa, 31 years old, Pynjanai Ryngkhlem, 25 years old, and their two kids, Edfify Ryngkhlem (6) and Vailadaroi Ryngkhlem (3). They were tragically caught in the natural disaster.
𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗱𝘆 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗸𝗲𝘀 𝗠𝗲𝗴𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗮𝘆𝗮: 𝗟𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘀𝗹𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗖𝗹𝗮𝗶𝗺𝘀 𝗟𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗙𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗙𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝗠𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿𝘀— NEWS8 Northeast (@news8northeast) October 9, 2023
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Rescue teams were quick to respond, and the bodies of the deceased have been retrieved. Authorities have confirmed that all necessary legal formalities are underway.
In light of the tragedy, the Deputy Commissioner of West Jaintia Hills District has been directed to expedite the release of ex gratia funds. An amount of Rs 4 lakh per victim will be provided to the bereaved family members as immediate financial assistance. The local community and administration are rallying together to support the affected family during this challenging time.
Heartbreaking that a family of 4 lost their lives in a mudslide in Pynthor Langtein, West Jaintia Hills District due to incessant rainfall. Have directed the release of ex gratia amount of Rs. 4 Lakhs to the next of kin of each of the deceased. We are doing everything to ensure… pic.twitter.com/ap2m8ooIkT— Conrad K Sangma (@SangmaConrad) October 9, 2023
Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad K Sangma tweets: “Heartbreaking that a family of 4 lost their lives in a mudslide in Pynthor Langtein, West Jaintia Hills District due to incessant rainfall. Have directed the release of ex gratia amount of Rs. 4 Lakhs to the next of kin of each of the deceased. We are doing everything to ensure the safety of our citizens during this time. I extend my deepest condolences to their loved ones.”
The incident has brought to light the vulnerability of the region to natural disasters, especially during the monsoon season. Efforts are being made to ensure the safety of the residents and to provide all necessary support to those affected by such calamities.