The tragic Manipur landslide that struck the northeastern state on Wednesday has already claimed the lives of several persons.
The landslide has been dubbed the worst disaster in Manipur’s history by Chief Minister N Biren, who has been continuously following the rescue efforts. The worst event in state history.
Over 55 individuals were trapped, and we lost 81 lives, of whom 18, including territorial army members, were saved.
Due to the dirt, it would take two to three days to collect everybody, according to Biren, speaking to ANI.
According to an official statement by the Indian Army, up to 12 more dead, including eight Army soldiers and four civilians, were found during the search operation from the landslide event site at Tupul in Manipur on Friday.
The landslide occurred between Wednesday and Thursday, close to the 107 Territorial Army of the Indian Army’s company position close to Tupul Railway Station to guard the under-construction Jiribam to Imphal railway line.
According to the North-East Frontier Railway CPRO, the Tupul station building of the ongoing Jiribam – Imphal new line project was damaged by a landslide brought on by the nonstop rain.
CM Biren said that the Center fully assists the state in addressing the problem. “The Center has also despatched NDRF and Army soldiers to conduct the rescue operation. The delay in vehicle movement is brought on by soil wetness. 2-3 more days will be needed for the rescue effort, according to CM Biren.
Minister Narendra Modi told Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Thursday that the federal government will provide full assistance as they examined the landslide scenario brought on by the continuous rain in Manipur.
“I spoke with Manipur’s chief minister, Shri @NBirenSinghJi, and we discussed the aftermath of a horrific landslide. assured of the Center’s full assistance. I ask for protection for everyone who is impacted. My condolences go out to the departed families. May the wounded person recover quickly, “Premier Modi tweeted.