One dead, road and rail communication disrupted due to rains in Assam

Haflong : One person has died and both road and railway links between Assam's North Cachar Hills district and the rest of the country has been completely cut-off following continuous heavy rainfall for the last two days, official sources said here today.

One person, identified as 45-year old Isak Indu, died last night when his house was washed away by mudslides in Haflong town.

Meanwhile, rail communication has been disrupted with landslides affecting railway tracks at 28 places between Mahur and Maigrandisa in the Lumding-Silchar section with 40metres of track completely washed away.

NF railways have suspended rail services in the section till the tracks can be repaired and restored.

Road communication, too, has been disrupted in the district with the road connecting Haflong and Lanka severely damaged, sources said.

The water level of river Duyang has also been rising following heavy rainfall with several houses and animals washed away along with damage to paddy fields at Tahizubari area of the district.