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Landslides cut off Mizoram from rest of country

 AIZAWL, April 25 - Mizoram has been cut off from the rest of the country, as landslides, triggered by heavy and incessant pre-monsoon rains, blocked the National Highway 54, official sources said today.

 The Highway has been blocked since yesterday due to the landslides caused by continuous rainfall since last week, Mizoram Disaster Management and Rehabilitation Director C Lalpeksanga said.

Landslides occurred at several places in the southern part of the Northeastern State and capital Aizawl, he said.

Telecommunication systems were disrupted in many places as several telephone lines snapped due to the rainfall, Lalpeksanga said. As many as 22 families have been evacuated from Hunthar in Aizawl since Sunday. A three-storied building also collapsed on the same day in the capital, he said. – PTI

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