Three buildings construted under the Basic Service to Urban Poor (BSUP) scheme at Durtlang collapsed yesterday due to landslide resulting in 3 confirmed deaths and 8 others injured, as per the latest record.

The BSUP Housing Complex at Durtlang houses 20 buildings and 1 community hall, of which 3 buildings collapsed due to landslide yesterday evening. Rescue operation was swiftly taken up by the State Disaster Response Force under the supervision of Aizawl District Disaster Management Authority headed by Vanlalngaihsaka, DC Aizawl with support from the Police, Traffic and several NGO members. The Information & Public Relations Minister Lalruatkima, Education Minister Lalchhandama, Agriculture Minister C. Lalrinsanga, Dy. Speaker Er. Lalrinawma and the Aizawl North I constituent MLA Vanlalhlana were among the top officials who promptly reached the site, overseeing the rescue operation.

The BSUP building Complex was constructed on 2009 by National Project Construction Corporation Ltd. (NPCC) and Royal Infra Construction Ltd with an estimate cost of Rs. 64 lakhs for each building, project cost totalling to about Rs. 26.23 crore for the construction of the buiding complex. This project was launched by President Ram Nath Kovind on his visit to Mizoram on the 30th of November, 2017 along with BSUP buildings project at Lawipu, Edenthar and Rangvamual.


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