A 21-year-old man was killed and two children were injured on Wednesday in two separate landslides triggered by incessant rain in South Tripura district.
The victim, identified as Narayan Bhowmik, a daily wage worker, died at 4 am when the mud house, where he was sleeping, collapsed on him at Sarasima village in the Belonia subdivision.
Officials said in a separate incident, two brothers- Rasel Miah, 12, and Rahim Miah, 11, were injured at Jherjheri village when another landslide hit their home.
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb in a Facebook post said that he was in constant touch with the local authorities and monitoring the overall situation.
Deb further said that assistance would be provided to every affected individual.
South Tripura DM Saju Vaheed said heavy rainfall for the last three days had affected some parts of the district, causing water-logging and landslides in some places, including the Belonia Municipal Council area.
“Mud walls of three houses were washed away while several other families were affected as rainwater entered their homes,” he said.
“The administration has taken steps for rescuing the affected people as well as providing assistance. The situation is under control now,” Vaheed said.
According to the district magistrate, initial financial assistance of Rs. 20,000 has been handed over to Bhowmik’s family while Rs. 4.20 lakh would be provided later.
The injured were shifted to a local hospital where they are stated to be out of danger.
The families of the injured children were given initial assistance of Rs. 5,000 each from the administration.