Rainiest place on planet Earth for a reason. A record-high rainfall is reported in NE-NW of India especially in Assam, Meghalaya, and Jammu Kashmir on 17 June 2022. There seems to be no respite from floods and landslides across the region of Assam, Haflong railway tracks are devastated by flood and mudslides, and rockslides damaged and block the Silchan-Guwahati highway.

The total death toll in Assam alone rises to 46. Approximately 1.1 million people are affected across 25 districts and are vulnerable due to rising water levels in major rivers and landslides. In Meghalaya, a rockslide occurred and block a highway in Sonapur, east of Janitia Hills. Three people were killed in a landslide in Baghmara, Garo Hills, which increased the total death toll to 9.

landslide clearence in progress along Silchar highway
landslide clearance in progress along Silchar highway (Credit: GoodmorningSilchar)

In Sikkim, five dead and 400 tourists were stranded due to heavy precipitation. The rockfall (boulders) damaged the Jammu Srinagar Highway (Nw44) near Rehampandi near Banihal. As a result, the traffic movement has been halted.