Manipur Landslide: Rescue Ops Underway; Death Toll Reaches 14

Story Highlights
  • Manipur death toll rises to 14.
  • Search operation initiated in search of 60 missing.
  • Indian Army, Assam Rifles, and the Territorial Army engaged along with the NDRF and SDRF.

Manipur: With the rescue ops underway, the death toll of the landslide in Manipur has risen to 14, officials involved in the operation said. Over 60 more are suspected to be buried under the rubble.

Besides as many as 50 including 23 Territorial Army Jawans were reported missing. “As many as 23 people were extracted from the debris of which 14 were dead. Searches are continuing for the others. Not confirmed how many are buried but as of now 60 people including villagers, army and railway personnel, labourers (buried),” said DGP P Doungel, updating media on the rescue operations.

Search operations are being carried out by officials from the Indian Army, Assam Rifles, and the Territorial Army, besides the central and state disaster forces.

The landslide took place on the intervening nights of Wednesday and Thursday near 107 Territorial Army Camp near the Tupul Yard railway construction site. the TA was deployed ear Tupul Railway Station in Noney district for protection of the under-construction railway line from Jiribam to Imphal.

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