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Landslide in Barak Bheli Valley of South Assam, 20 people killed, many injured, rescue operations started

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About 20 people have died in the landslide in Assam today. The deceased are mainly reported from three different districts of Barak Valley region of South Assam. This area has been raining heavily for the last few days. Northeast is most affected by the problem of landslides.

Allegedly, seven out of 20 people were from Joypur in Catcher, seven from Catcher-Hailakandi, and six from Karimganj. In Joypur, Cachar, a landslide incident occurred on Tuesday morning when a landslide buried several houses, killing seven people, including women and children. The deceased have been identified as Tajimuddin Laskar, Alia Begum, Allam Uddin, Arif Uddin, Amuna Begum, Somuna Begum and Rahim Uddin. They are all from the same family.

It has been suspected that more bodies have been buried under the morgue. In Halakandi’s Bhoot Bazaar, seven people lost their lives in landslides. Whereas, a family of six died in the same manner in Karimganj.

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Meerut private hospital sealed for offering fake corona negative report.

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The Meerut chief medical officer ordered an investigation based on a video showing an employee making such an offer.

The licence of a private hospital in Meerut district has been suspended after a video showing its staff member providing fake Corona report in return for money, went viral on the social media.

Anil Dhingra, District Magistrate, Meerut, said, “A video had gone viral in Meerut. We have registered a case in this regard and we have suspended the licence of the nursing home. We have also sealed it on Sunday. Strict action will be taken against anybody who does like this.”

In the video, the staff member can be heard saying that the medical facility will provide a Corona negative report for Rs 2,500.

Meerut Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Raj Kumar said, “A man from the hospital can be heard saying that he can arrange Corona negative report and the patient can get his operation done. We have identified the man and a FIR has been registered.”

The video also shows the ‘clients’ giving Rs 2,000 to the hospital manager and promising to pay the remaining Rs 500 when the report arrives.

Kumar said, “From the video, it has emerged that the hospital’s manager, Shah Alam, is promising people a fake COVID-19 negative report in exchange for money.”

Notably, Meerut has reported a total of 1,117 cases so far, out of which 69 died and 772 recovered.

UP has recorded a total of 28,061 cases — 785 deaths and 18,761 recoveries — so far.

With a maximum of 2,785 positive cases reported till Sunday, Gautam Buddha Nagar was on the top of the state’s COVID-19 list. Ghaziabad, with 2,224 cases, stood at the second position followed by Lucknow with 1,448 cases, Kanpur Nagar with 1,364 cases and Agra with 1,291 cases.

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