Mizoram Cyclone

1. Aizawl faces chaos after 48 hours of heavy rain and strong winds from Cyclone Remal.
2. Numerous disasters were reported, with significant loss of life and widespread devastation.
3. Normal life is disrupted as the state grapples with the catastrophic weather.

Aizawl, May 28: Mizoram’s capital city, Aizawl, has descended into chaos as Cyclone Remal brought over 48 hours of relentless heavy rainfall and strong gusts, causing widespread devastation across the state.

The catastrophic weather has led to numerous disasters, claiming lives and disrupting normalcy in the region.

The severe conditions have resulted in multiple deaths, with landslides causing significant destruction in various localities, damaging homes and trapping residents inside.

As a precaution, the school education department has closed all schools statewide.

Additionally, all government departments, except those involved in disaster management, rehabilitation, district administration, municipalities, health and family welfare, Mizoram police, power and electricity, public health engineering, transport, and public works, have been temporarily suspended.

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One of the worst-hit areas is Aizawl’s Melthum locality, where a massive landslide from an old quarry has obliterated three houses, affecting 24 individuals and resulting in 13 confirmed deaths as of 4 pm.

Among the deceased are four non-locals. In the neighboring Hlimen locality, six fatalities have been confirmed, including two Mizos and four non-locals.

In Salem locality, a landslide has claimed the lives of a family of three—a husband, wife, and their daughter—with two bodies recovered so far. Additionally, one casualty has been reported in the Falkawn locality.

Rescue operations have been launched by the state disaster response team, paramilitary forces, members of the Young Mizo Association, and local volunteers.

Mizoram Chief Minister Lalduhoma, along with the Home Minister, Sports Minister, MLAs, DC, SP, Central Young Mizo Association officials, and others, has been actively involved in assessing the situation and coordinating rescue efforts at various disaster sites.

Beyond the loss of life and property, three localities—Kanan, Kulikawn, and ITI—have been severely impacted by landslides, causing extensive damage to community cemeteries, with numerous graveyards uprooted and washed away.

In response, the local Young Mizo Association has called for a community cleanup effort at these affected cemeteries.

In a bid to provide relief to the affected residents, Chief Minister Lalduhoma has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 15 crore for landslide victims due to Cyclone Remal in Mizoram.

Additionally, a compensation of Rs 4 lakhs will be provided to the next of kin of those who lost their lives in the landslides, offering a semblance of support during these trying times.