Aizawl, Aug 26: At least 5 houses have been evacuated recently as the recurrent sinking of soil at Hunthar Veng, a locality at the entrance of Aizawl city increases and become worsen following the recent incessant rainfall.
One more house has been evacuated again and another 3 families used to sleep night out as the crack at the sinking site increased and widened from last Sunday keeping the neighbours at life risking state.
The recurrent soil sinking at Hunthar veng, though in earlier time brought no much trouble to the neighbouring people, the recent sinking with a deep crack on main road has caused enormous problems and danger. Movement of vehicle was also disturbed as half of the road has been sunk or cracked. Some more houses and business shops are likely to be evacuated as preventive measure.
National highway- 54 which connects Mizoram with Assam passed through Hunthar that lies at the entrance of Aizawl city. On last Sunday the crack on the national highway become widened and sunk more than 1 meter deep causing movement of vehicles difficult. Residential buildings at sinking area were asked to vacate the place.
Disaster and Rehabilitation Minister, C. Ngunlianchunga has also on Wednesday paid spot visit to the site.
Sources said that more than 50 houses have so far been evacuated and were shifted to safer place since the sinking at Hunthar occurred first in 1995.