Guwahati: Owing to the threat of landslide, Kamrup (Metro) Deputy Commissioner Biswajit Pegu on June 27 directed the proprietor of the Borthakur Clinic and Hospital at Kharguli in Guwahati to vacate the hospital building "immediately."
This order has been promulgated due to the loosening of earth near the Rajbhavan in Guwahati where land has been sliding off due to the impact of torrential downpours.
The DC, in his order, said, "It has been observed that the incessant rainfall for the last few days in Guwahati has caused gradual land sliding on the backside part of the Rajbhawan at Kharguli in Guwahati. The guard wall of Rajbhavan at the part is in such a vulnerable position that it may fall at any time and may cause damage to the lives and properties of the patients, doctors, paramedical, staff of Borthakur Clinic and Hospital which is situated just below Rajbhavan." The patients undergoing treatment at the hospital are to be checked in at nearby hospitals for treatment.
Guwahati city is in the grip of rainfall owing to the unceasing rains in the Assam capital. Yesterday, a 62-year-old woman was killed in Kahilipara area after a massive landslide was triggered by the rains. 2 others were also injured in the incident, and were rushed to hospital.
Earlier in June, more than 20 people including several minors were killed in several landslide incidents in Assam's Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi districts -- all in the Barak Valley.
At the same time, unrelenting rains have continued to lash areas in Assam for days on end, increasing the number of flood-affected persons to over 2.5 lakh. At the same time, the river Brahmaputra at Neamatighat, Dhubri, Tezpur, the Burhiding at Chenimari, Dhansiri at Numaligarh, the Jia Bharali at NT Road Crossing, the Puthimari at NG Road Crossing, the Pagladiya ay NH Road, Crossing, the Manas at NH Crossing, the Beki at Road Bridge, and the Sankosh at Golakhanj are flowing above their respective danger levels.