Aizawl, June 18: A building occupied by three families at Zohnuai locality in Vaivakawn area was dismantled by volunteers on Saturday after it was found increasingly vulnerable to crack, officials said on Sunday.
Sources said that the building was owned by one LH Lalthankima. Three families including the house owner occupied the building.
The area around that building was reportedly cracked some days ago, and became worse after incessant rains hit the capital since June 12.
Soon after the state government assured that compensation would be paid at the earliest, Lh Lalthankima finally allowed the local volunteers to demolish his building, official sources said.
According to a source, at least ten families who were staying near the residence of LH Lalthakima have also been evacuated and moved to safer places.
Meanwhile, locals of Tuikual north on Saturday carried out community works, clearing piles of soil and mud caused by landslide in between Dinthar and Tennis within Tuikual north area.
Landslide occurred at this area in the early morning of June 12. At least six families were forced to evacuate after the incident.
The road connecting Dinthar and Tuikual North area has been cleared on Saturday, sources said.
AMC mayor PC Lalhmingthanga on Saturday visited the site and gave Rs 2000 to the volunteers who had carried out the mass social work.
Meanwhile, parliamentary secretary Hmingdailova Khiangte on Saturday visited food ravaged Hortoki village and took stock of the situation there.
Khiangte met local leaders of the village council and asked them to submit detailed report of the flood situation at the earliest. He also assured aid from the government after receiving those reports.
At least 55 fishery ponds, many paddy fields and farms were submerged at Hortoki village due to the flooding of Tlawng river. No human casualty has been reported so far.