Assam: 6 die of electrocution and in landslide after rains

Six persons died of electrocution and in landslides after torrential rains submerged large areas of Assam`s capital city paralysing normal life.

PTI| Last Updated: Jun 27, 2014, 15:28 PM IST

Guwahati: Six persons died of electrocution and in landslides after torrential rains on Thursday night submerged large areas of Assam`s capital city paralysing normal life.

Among the victims, a government employee, Dinesh Das, was electrocuted in the inundated MLA Hostel in the Capital Complex in Dispur area, police sources said here today.
A second person, Prafulla Das, an official of the Arunachal Pradesh Cultural Affairs department was electrocuted when he attempted to switch off the inverter in his residence in water-logged Nabin Nagar area.

A third person, Suren Bharali, was also electrocuted in the Down Town Hospital area on GS Road, the sources said.
The other casualties were three members of a family, including two women, who were killed in a landslide which hit their tin-roofed house in Bhangagarh area, the sources said.