14 people, including seven Territorial Army personnel, were killed, while dozens are missing due to landslides in Manipur. The horrific accident took place on Wednesday night near Tupul Yard Railway Construction Camp in Noni district. The inclement weather is hampering the relief and rescue operations. Officials said eight bodies have been retrieved so far. Of these, seven bodies are of Territorial Army personnel. Around 72 people are feared trapped under the debris, including 43 personnel of the Territorial Army.
#UPDATE Noney, Manipur | 23 people were brought out from debris of which 14 dead. More are being searched. Not confirmed how many are buried but as of now 60 people including villagers, army & railway personnel, labourers (buried): DGP P Doungel (30.06) https://t.co/xTIYrRVP4I pic.twitter.com/4d8jbVZGHy— ANI (@ANI) June 30, 2022
Meanwhile, the army said that five civilians, including 13 Territorial Army personnel, who were buried under the rubble, have been pulled out. The Assam Rifles and Territorial Army units carried out relief and rescue operations throughout the day amid inclement weather. This campaign will continue into the night as well. In this, the civil administration of Railways, NDRF, SDRF and local people are also giving their full cooperation. Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to State Chief Minister N Biren Singh and Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav regarding the incident. He said that NDRF teams have been sent to the spot. Relief and rescue work is going on very fast.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Chief Minister N Biren Singh over phone to review the situation arising out of the landslide. He also assured all possible help from the Centre. Expressing condolences to the bereaved families, he wished the injured a speedy recovery. President Ram Nath Kovind has also condoled the incident.