PM Modi Reviews Manipur Landslide; Assure Full Support

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  • PM Modi takes stock of rescue ops in Manipur.
  • Assures full support from centre for evacuating those inflicted..
  • So far 8 died, 23 went missing and 13 others were injured.

New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi taking stock of the situation in Manipur spoke to CM Nongthombam Biren Singh and assured every possible support from the centre.

“Spoke to Manipur CM Shri @NBirenSingh Ji and reviewed the situation due to a tragic landslide. Assured all possible support from the Centre. I pray for the safety of all those affected. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon.”

At least 8 died, 23 went missing and 13 others were injured after a massive landslide occurred nearTupul railway station in Manipur’s Noney district on Wednesday night. Many of those who died belonged to the territorial army that guarded a major railway line construction site.

NDRF and SDRF teams have been deployed to evacuate those inflicted. The district administration had warned locals from steering near the Ijei river which was blocked after debris from the landslide obstructed the flow.

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