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Manipur landslide toll reaches 54, 7 still missing

Two bodies of victims were found in the river bed area yesterday while 3 are yet to be identified,  Minister Awangbow informed.

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Noney: Relief & Disaster Management Minister, Awangbow Newmai said on Wednesday that the government is trying its level best to find the missing bodies and the rescue operation will continue for the next 2 days followed by a review meeting on Saturday. 

He made the statement while monitoring the search operation works at Tupul railway construction site on the 14th day of the ongoing rescue work. The massive landslide shook Makhuam (Marangching) village of Noney district on the intervening night of 29 and 30 June causing disastrous consequences.

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No dead body were found Wednesday while 54 bodies of the victims were recovered while 7 are still missing. Two bodies of victims were found in the river bed area yesterday while 3 are yet to be identified,  Minister Awangbow informed.

Meanwhile in a review meeting held at Noney DC Office, Longmai, Minister Awangbow  stated that the government will quickly give out compensation of about Rs. 5 lakhs for  each missing person. The search operation will continue until all the missing persons are found, he assured.

It may be mentioned that 30 different organisations and individuals provided relief material to Noney DC’s Office in kind while another 13 provided cash of about Rs. 2,61,500 .

HAC Chairmain MLA Dipu Gangmei, Additional Chief Secretary M.H.Khan, DC Noney Shri H.Guite, SP Noney M Gopaldas, ADC Noney S.Khapudang, brigadiers of the Assam Rifles, engineers from the railways, SDRF,NDRF & CRPF officials were also present at the meeting.

Another 18 victims who were injured were also rescued alive earlier out of all the 79 landslide victims.

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