Landslide incidents are happening one after the other in Manipur due to incessant heavy rains. The havoc of nature continues in Manipur. Another landslide has occurred in Noni district here. On Saturday, again the news of a landslide in Noni came to the fore. The video of today's landslide has been released by Manipur Mountaineering and Tracking Association.
The death toll in a landslide at a railway construction site in Manipur's Noni district rose to 24 on Saturday. These include 18 soldiers of the Territorial Army. News agency PTI quoted an army spokesman in Guwahati as saying that 38 people are still missing. Several more teams have been deployed to speed up the relief and rescue operations. Army, Assam Rifles, Territorial Army, NDRF and SDRF personnel are constantly trying to find lives in the rubble. Meanwhile, another landslide occurred near the spot in Manipur.
A military spokesman said that wall radar is being used to search for people trapped under the rubble. Apart from this, a squad of sniffer dogs has also been deployed. So far 13 Territorial Army personnel and 5 civilians have been evacuated. The bodies of 18 Territorial Army soldiers and 6 civilians have been recovered so far. He said that 12 soldiers of the Territorial Army and 26 civilians are still missing, whose search is being done vigorously.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh along with his ministers visited the spot and reviewed the rescue operation. CM N Biren Singh has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the next of kin of those who died and Rs 50,000 each to the injured. Describing this incident as the most painful incident in history, he said that, 'This is the worst incident in the history of the state. 81 people have been lost in this tragic accident. The bodies of 18 Territorial Army have been rescued. Still 55 people are trapped. Due to the soil, it will take another 2-3 days to remove all the dead bodies.