Manipur landslide: Rescue operations continue despite adverse weather conditions; death toll mounts to 29, at least 34 still missing

On June 30, the landslide occurred in the district of Noney, at 107 Territorial Army Camp, near the Tupul railway construction site.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Sunday, July 03, 2022, 04:08 PM IST
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The search and rescue operations continued for the fourth day in a row after a massive landslide hit the Tupul railway construction camp in the Noney district of Manipur in which at least 29, including Army personnel, have so far been killed and dozens still missing.

Search operations continued at the incident site at Tupul by the Indian Army, Assam Rifles, Territorial Army, SDRF & NDRF, despite adverse weather conditions owing to heavy rains and fresh landslides last night.

Besides the 13 Territorial Army personnel & 5 civilians that were safely rescued, mortal remains of 23 Territorial Army personnel & 11 civilians have been recovered so far.

Inclement weather is affecting the search operations, officials said.

Search for the remaining 7 missing Territorial Army personnel & 21 civilians will continue.

On June 30, the landslide occurred in the district of Noney, at 107 Territorial Army Camp, near the Tupul railway construction site.

By July 2, the bodies of 34 people were recovered from the landslide-hit area while at least 28 people remained missing. Nineteen people were rescued, including 13 Territorial Army soldiers and five civilians.

Over 470 personnel, including those of the NDRF, SDRF, state police, the Assam Rifles and local volunteers, have been deployed in the search operation.

NOtably, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh, accompanied by top Army and civil officials, visited the disaster site Friday (July 1).

The Chief Minister has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each for the family of those killed and Rs 50,000 for those injured in the disaster.

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