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Landslide in Guwahati traps 8 people in house, Rescued Later by Administration



Guwahati: Landslide in Guwahati on Tuesday caused severe damage to a residence of one Govindra Nath Sharma at Nilachalpur Bezbaruah Nagar in Guwahati.

As per reports, the guard wall of one Pankaj Sarma fell off the residence of Govindra Nath Sarma in the evening hours at around 9.30 pm. Both Pankaj and Govindra Nath Sarma are the local inhabitants of Nilachalpur Bezbaruah Nagar in Guwahati.

It is to be noted that Pankaj Sarma earlier at around 6 pm had notified the matter to the administration, however, no appropriate step were being initiated by the administration.

Pankaj Sarma while speaking to media claimed that the officials and workers of the administration had reached the spot after several hours of the incident. He also expressed his grievances over the local MLA Ramendra Narayan Kalita for failing to take stock of the situation.

Around 8 people were inside the house when the guard wall fell off the residence of Govindra Nath Sarma.

It may also be mentioned that earlier on July 9, a sixty-year-old man of Jorabat near 11th mile was severely injured in a landslide, triggered by heavy rainfall.

The person was identified as Hemeshwar Bora alias B Bora.

As per sources, the incident of landslide suddenly took place when Bora was busy working at his self-service restaurant located along the National Highway 37.

Bora was injured as his makeshift eatery fell on him due to landslide and both of his legs stuck underground.

Jorabat Police along with the help local people in the area rescued the person and immediately shifted him to Gauhati Medical College.

It is a known fact that due to illegal earth-cutting in the Jorabat area by corrupt traders, many time incidents of landslide take place.

Meanwhile, locals have demanded the authorities concerned to stop illegal earth-cutting in the area.

It is to be noted that the term landslide or, less frequently, landslip, refers to several forms of mass wasting that include a wide range of ground movements, such as rockfalls, deep-seated slope failures, mudflows and debris flows.


Landslides occur in a variety of environments, characterized by either steep or gentle slope gradients: from mountain ranges to coastal cliffs or even underwater, in which case they are called submarine landslides. Gravity is the primary driving force for a landslide to occur, but there are other factors affecting slope stability which produce specific conditions that make a slope prone to failure. In many cases, the landslide is triggered by a specific event (such as heavy rainfall, an earthquake, a slope cut to build a road, and many others), although this is not always identifiable.

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