Manipur Landslide: Death Count Rises To 24, 38 Still Missing
Officials said on Saturday that there have now been 24 fatalities as a result of the major landslide at a territorial army camp in Manipur’s Noney district. Among the deceased are 18 jawans. Thirty-eight persons are still unaccounted for, according to officials, while five civilians and 13 members of the Territorial Army have so far been saved.
At the Territorial Army Camp nearby the Tupul yard railway construction site, a landslide happened on Wednesday night. The Indian Army, Assam Rifles, Territorial Army, and the central and state disaster forces have increased their efforts to rescue people who are still trapped beneath the rubble.
A Thorough Wall Radar is also being imported by air to detect the presence of troops buried under the debris, according to an official statement. “As officials are having problems due to rainfall and other causes,
N Biren Singh, the chief minister of Manipur, visited the catastrophe scene on Friday with senior military and government personnel. The Chief Minister has declared that the families of those who perished will receive 5 lakh each, while those who were injured will receive 50,000.
Nine West Bengali jawans lost their lives in the event, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted last night.
“Shocked to know that nine jawans of the Darjeeling hills ( 107 Territorial Army unit)are among the casualties in the Manipur landslide. Deeply mourn the demises and extend all solidarity and support to the next of kin. Heartfelt condolences,” Ms Banerjee said.
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