Manipur Landslide: Not less than 81 individuals have misplaced their lives to this point within the fateful Manipur landslide that hit the north-eastern state on Wednesday. Chief Minister N Biren, who has always been monitoring the rescue operations, known as the landslide the worst incident within the historical past of Manipur. “Worst incident in the history of the state. We have lost 81 people’s lives of which 18, including the territorial army (personnel) were rescued; around 55 were trapped. It will take 2-3 days to recover all the dead bodies due to the soil,” Biren informed ANI. As many as 12 extra our bodies together with eight Military personnel and 4 civilians had been recovered in the course of the search operation from the landslide incident web site at Tupul in Manipur on Friday, based on an official assertion by the Indian Military.
The landslide hit on the intervening evening of Wednesday and Thursday close to the corporate location of 107 Territorial Military of the Indian Military deployed close to Tupul Railway Station for defense of the under-construction railway line from Jiribam to Imphal.
The North-East Frontier Railway CPRO stated the landslide triggered by incessant rains brought about harm to the Tupul station constructing of the continued Jiribam – Imphal new line undertaking.
In the meantime, CM Biren stated that the state is getting full cooperation in managing the scenario from the Centre. “The Centre has also sent NDRF and Army personnel to carry out rescue operation. Vehicle movement is affected due to moisture in the soil causing the delay. The rescue operation will take 2-3 more days,” stated CM Biren.
In the meantime, Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reviewed the landslide scenario brought about attributable to incessant rainfall in Manipur with Chief Minister N Biren Singh and guaranteed full help from the central authorities.
“Spoke to Manipur CM Shri @NBirenSinghJi 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,” PM Modi tweeted.
(With inputs from businesses)