Murmu Aizawl

1. President Droupadi Murmu extends condolences for 14 lives lost in the Aizawl stone quarry collapse.
2. Heavy rains triggered the collapse, causing widespread devastation with uprooted trees and impassable roads.
3. Tragic incident underscores the need for safety measures amid adverse weather conditions.

Aizawl, May 28: President Droupadi Murmu has expressed her heartfelt condolences following a tragic incident in a stone quarry near Aizawl, Mizoram, which claimed the lives of 14 individuals.

The collapse, triggered by heavy rains, led to widespread devastation, with trees uprooted and roads rendered impassable.

President Murmu took to X to share her condolences, expressing sadness over the loss of lives and extending prayers for the success of rescue and relief operations, as well as a speedy recovery for the injured.

Initially, seven fatalities were confirmed by Mizoram Director General of Police, Anil Shukla, with the death toll later rising to fourteen.

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The collapse occurred on May 28, following Cyclone Remal’s impact across Mizoram, resulting in the rescue of one child who was promptly taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Many other workers, predominantly non-tribals, remain trapped, prompting ongoing search operations.

Among the deceased, six are Mizos, three are non-Mizos, and the identities of others remain unidentified. The collapse also caused extensive damage to nearby houses.