Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Monday visited different landslide areas under Mawsynram block in East Khasi Hills and handed over an ex-gratia sanction letter to the next of kin of the families, who lost their lives in the recent landslides.
In two separate incidents at Dangar and Kenmynsaw, 7 people had lost their lives, which included four minor children. At Dangar and Mawpen, the Chief Minister met family members of Sanborlang Marak, who lost his wife and four children and expressed his condolences.
At Mawpen, the Chief Minister Sangma handed over an ex-gratia sanction letter to Sanborlang Marak’s in-laws. Sanborlang Marak, a survivor of the incident is undergoing medical treatment at a hospital in Shillong. His family is being given Rs. 20 lakh ex-gratia, for the five members’demise. The sanction letter was handed to the mother of (L) Kyllity Langpen, Marak’s wife.
At Dangar, the Chief Minister interacted with the villagers and informed them that the restoration of electricity and mobile connectivity in the area is being looked at by the Government. He also told the gathering that restoration work is underway at multiple locations along the Shillong – Mawsynram route.
At Kenmynsaw village, the Chief Minister met the three minor survivors, who lost their parents in the landslide. He expressed his condolences to the family members and handed over the ex-gratia sanction letter to the family.