Three of a family, including a two-and-half-year old girl
child, her mother and sister-in-law died, when a portion of
their house in Laitumkhrah area collapsed, police said.
In another incident, two children are missing after they
were washed away by rain waters in Polo area of the city.
The heavy rains have also resulted in uprooting of trees,
damages to houses, electric poles and Kali puja pandals in
various parts of the state.
The downpour has been triggered by tropical cyclone
'Rashmi', which after crossing the Bangladesh coast, is
proceeding towards neighbouring Bhutan through Assam and
The weatherman has predicted more rain, accompanied by
gusty winds, in the next 48 hours even as the cyclone
weakened into a depression.
Shillong, Oct 27: Two women and three children were
killed on Monday in separate incidents as incessant rains
accompanied by winds wrecked havoc in Meghalaya since