Ex-gratia given to families of landslide victims

Tribal affairs and hill minister N Kayisii and DC (Senapati) Athem Muivah along with officials and public leaders visited Tamphung village in Senapati district and distributed ex-gratia and monetary assistance to families of landslide victims on Saturday.

Officials of Senapati district administration including SDC Duna Duo, ADC deputy chairman (education) Dingauhau, ADC member Kapani, ex-MDC members, Mao CMO Dr Loli and public leaders accompanied the minister during his visit to Tamphung village, which is situated about 122 kms away from the district HQ near Nagaland border.

The minister provided ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh each to the family members of late Puirangzaile and late Ileulungbe, who lost their lives during a landslide in June this year. A sum of Rs 12,000 each were also provided to Nhailang, son of Insalung; Insalungbe, son of Haisubing and Heintiple, wife of Nhailang, who were injured in the unfortunate tragedy.

The visiting team also inspected schools, Bendramai PHC and other infrastructure, and interacted with the villagers on various aspects of development.

Addressing the gathering, minister Kayisii conveyed his condolences to the family members and villagers for their loss in the landslide while DC Athem Muivah regrtted that he was not able to reach out to the village in time due to multiple landslides.

The villagers expressed their happiness to the team personally enquiring about the hardships and difficulties being faced by the people in the neglected areas.

The villagers also highlighted their long problems due to absence of proper basic amenities such as electricity, health care, educational infrastructure, water supply, housing, telecommunication and other facilities and pointed out that women and children are the most affected ones.

It may be mentioned that on June 14, 2017, Puirangzaile daughter of late Namzube and Ileulungbe son of Haicanglakpe of Tamphung village were killed and six others severely injured in a landslide that occurred along Maram-Peren road.

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