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Manipur: Another Landslide In Noney As Death Toll From Previous Incident Rises To 24 | Video


Another landslide was reported in Manipur's Noney district while the previous incident has so far claimed the lives of 24 people, including 18 Territorial Army personnel and 6 civilians.

New Delhi: Another landslide was reported in Manipur's Noney district on Saturday. This comes after a landslide occurred on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday near the company location of 107 Territorial Army of the Indian Army deployed near Tupul Railway Station for protection of the under-construction railway line from Jiribam to Imphal. Manipur Mountaineering and Trekking shared visuals of the fresh incident while more details about the same are awaited.

Toll In Manipur Landslide Rises To 24, 38 Still Missing: Officials

According to PRO defence, Guwahati, the death toll in the Manipur landslide went up to 24 on Saturday as mortal remains of 18 Territorial Army personnel and 6 civilians have been recovered so far. Meanwhile, 13 Territorial Army personnel and 5 civilians have been safely rescued and search for 12 missing personnel as well as 26 civilians continues.

Relentless search operations by the Indian Army, Assam Rifles, Territorial Army, State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) at the incident site at Tupul, Manipur continue.

Fresh teams were deployed on Saturday morning to augment the efforts in the search, news agency ANI reported citing a statement by PRO defence.

Meanwhile, mortal remains of 14 personnel including 1 JCO and 12 other ranks of Territorial Army personnel were sent to respective home stations by two IAF aircraft and an Indian Army helicopter. One body was sent to Kangpokpi Distt Manipur by road, after wreath-laying by GOC Red Shield Division and IG IGAR (South) at Imphal with full military honours today, ANI reported.

Similar honours will be paid at respective home stations as per military tradition.

Earlier on Friday, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh called the landslide in Noney district, "the worst incident in the history of the state".

"It is the worst incident in the history of the state. We have lost 81 people's lives of which 18 including a territorial army (personnel) were rescued. Around 55 persons are trapped. It will take 2-3 days to recover all the dead bodies due to the soil," ANI quoted the Chief Minister as saying.

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