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Landslide affects three houses in Kohima

By Our Correspondent Updated: Aug 20, 2020 8:16 pm
A portion of damaged area at Merhülietsa colony in Kohima.

Our Correspondent
Kohima, Aug. 20 (EMN):
Incessant rain in the past few days has caused a landslide in Kohima, affecting at least three houses in Merhülietsa (Paramedical) colony.

A massive landslide occurred on Wednesday at around 11.45 am, blocking National Highway-29 near the timber mill.

This was informed to media persons on Thursday by John Sekhose – the landowner, whose timber mill was also damaged.

He said that the expansion work on NH-29 and construction of retaining wall below had resulted in damages in the area that has been ‘witnessing landslides every monsoon since 2018’.

Sekhose recalled that in 2018, one of his timber houses was totally damaged, while the landslide on Wednesday had left another timber house ‘on the verge of collapse’.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Aug 20, 2020 8:16:37 pm