Two women cricketers have lost their lives and three others went missing following a massive landslide at Mawnei in Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills district.
The landslide was triggered by incessant rainfall occurred in the state during the last six days.
Bodies of cricketers Razia Ahmed and Ferozia Khan were reportedly recovered from the debris. Razia Ahmed played for the state at the national level.
East Khasi Hills district Superintendent of Police Sylvester Nongtynger said that efforts are rescue the missing persons.
Meghalaya Cricket Association general secretary Gideon Kharkongor said Razia had represented the state in various national-level tournaments since 2011-12.
Earlier on Thursday, two workers engaged by the police in clearing the debris at their quarters in Shillong died on Thursday.
Landslides were reported from several areas across the state and PWD workers were pressed into service to clear the debris.
A portion of the Riangdo-Bamil road, at Mawshynrut- Thaiem and the Mawshynrut-Hahim road were damaged affecting traffic movement in West Khasi Hills district.
South Garo Hills remained cut off from West Garo Hills since Thursday after the Dumnikura wooden bridge located on NH-62 directly connecting the two districts got washed away.