Seven Territorial Army personnel have been reported killed in a landslide triggered by heavy rains in Manipur. At the same time, 19 people were rescued safely, but 55 people are still missing, whose search is on.
According to the information given by the North East Frontier Railway, the building of Tupul station of Jiribam-Imphal new line project has been damaged due to massive landslides caused by incessant rains. Also, due to landslides, the track construction work has been damaged on a large scale.
Talking about the people trapped on Thursday, the army informed that at present a massive rescue operation is going on. 19 people have been rescued under the rescue operation. At the same time, those injured in this landslide are being treated at the Noni Army Medical Unit. The work of evacuation of the seriously injured person is going on by the Indian Army.
According to the Imphal Free Press, the deceased were identified as 107 Territorial Army personnel of the Indian Army. These people were deployed to guard an under-construction railway line from Jiribam to Imphal near Tupul railway station in Noni district of Manipur.
Manipur CM N Biren Singh has called an emergency meeting on this incident. He tweeted that an emergency meeting has been called to assess the landslide situation in Tupul. Also said that the search and rescue operation is already going on. Let's keep them in our prayers today. Along with doctors, ambulances have also been sent to assist in the operation.
Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah has said that he has spoken to Manipur Chief Minister and Railway Minister to take stock of the situation. He said that one NDRF team has joined the rescue operation while two more teams are on the way.
Spoke to CM Shri @NBirenSingh and Shri @AshwiniVaishnaw in the wake of a landslide near the Tupul railway station in Manipur. Rescue operations are in full swing. A team of NDRF has already reached the spot and joined the rescue operations. 2 more teams are on their way to Tupul.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) June 30, 2022