City landslide takes life of a minor
Guwahati witnessed the first death from landslides of this rainy season with a six-year-old girl of Panikhaiti becoming the victim this morning after a nearby hill caved in and buried her alive.
The incident happened around 7:30 AM when Dipika Barman was preparing to leave for school. Her elder sister also sustained minor injuries during the incident.
Locals and members of her family dug out the girl. Soon officials from police and district administr
ation also reached the spot and Dipika was taken to GMCH where she was declared as brought dead.
The district administration has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh to the family of Dipika.