At least a dozen killed in floods in eastern India
GAUHATI, India — Rain-triggered floods and mudslides have left a trail of destruction across northeastern India, killing at least a dozen people and affecting over a million.
Officials said Saturday that two schoolchildren were killed and several others injured earlier in the week near the town of Tawang when a wall from their boarding school collapsed as they were sleeping. Tawang, located in Arunachal Pradesh state, is perched at an altitude of 2,900 meters (9,500 feet).
Also in Arunachal Pradesh, a 36-year-old woman was swept away and three other people were killed when their car skidded and fell into a gorge. Six others were killed in neighboring Assam state.
Arunachal Pradesh’s home minister, Bamang Felix, said police and paramilitary officers were put on alert.