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Many feared trapped after 3 buildings collapse in Mizoram; 3 dead, 9 injured
AIZAWL | July 3, 2019:
On Tuesday evening, three buildings collapsed after a massive landslide occurred in Mizoram with three dead including two children.
Nine got injured and were taken to nearby hospital in the state.
Many people are believed to be trapped under debris and a search and rescue operation is underway. Volunteers of the Young Mizo Association, a non-political, nongovernmental organisation of Mizo people, have also joined the rescue efforts.
Among those killed in the building collapse have been identified as Lalnunfeli, 13, Sainghinglovi, 52, and Lalpeksanga, 8.
The landslide took place in Durtlang hills, which are located in the northern part of the capital city. The buildings, part of a housing complex under a central-government sponsored scheme, "Basic Services to the Urban Poor".
The residents were allotted the building last year and 18 families were living in the buildings that collapsed.