AIZAWL, July 13 - The flooding Khawthlang Tuipui river (Karnaphuli) in Mizoram have forced more than 200 families to flee their homes in Tlabung town and neighbouring villages, officials said.
Incessant rains since the last five days caused the river that divides India and Bangladesh to overflow inundating homes in the border town Tlabung and nearby villages.
According to Lunglei District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) reports, about 100 families in Tlabung have been evacuated while 120 families have been evacuated in Serhuan village. Several families in Tipperaghat and Bindasora villages were also evacuated.
The incessant rains have wreaked havoc in different parts of the State, mainly landslides that blocked roads. There were also reports of partial collapse of buildings.