Imphal: Chief Minister N. Biren Singh Thursday visited Tupul Railway Construction Camp, Noney where the unfortunate landslide had occurred last night leaving several casualties and dozens buried alive.
Speaking to media persons, Chief Minister Biren Singh conveyed his deepest condolences and shared grief with the bereaved family members. He informed that an emergency meeting was held in the morning and the government has decided to provide ex-gratia of Rs. 5 lakhs to the next of kin of those deceased and Rs. 50 thousand to the injured persons. He further maintained that all the expenses including medical treatment etc of the injured persons will be borne by the State government.
Mentioning that the rescue work is underway, he said that the rescue team comprising of Manipur Police personnel, SRDF, army personnel etc are being deployed in the area.
The Chief Minister also interacted with the people of the nearby area and expressed his gratitude to the villagers for extending their support and co-operation in the rescue mission.
MP Rajya Sabha, Leishemba Sanajaoba; Chairman of Hill Areas Committee, D. Gangmei; Chief Secretary, Dr. Rajesh Kumar; Administrative Secretaries; senior Army and Manipur Police officials and others accompanied the Chief Minister during the visit.
Meanwhile, Manipur Governor La. Ganesan has expressed his deep shock on hearing the sad news of the landslide due to the intermittent rain in the State during the last more than a week.
The unfortunate incident took place at Tupul Yard Railway Construction Camp, Noney District in which several casualties were reported and dozens buried alive. Personnel of SDRF and NDRF are on their way to join the rescue operation.
Governor Ganesan conveyed his deepest condolences to the bereaved family members and prayed for the peace of the departed souls and strength to the bereaved family members to bear these profound sorrows.