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Manipur landslide toll touches, rescue operation to continue for three more days

The minister also requested the Army, NDRF, SDRF and volunteers for full cooperation unless the missing victims are found. 

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Imphal: The death toll of the June 30 landslide at a railway construction site in Manipur’s Noney district rose to 53 on Monday.

Meanwhile, State’s Water Resource and Relief & Disaster Management Minister Awangbow Newmai said that the rescue operation of the victims of Marangching (Makhaum) Landslide will continue for three more days. 

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The Minister reiterated that the rescue operation will continue till all the victims are found. 

He informed that two more dead bodies are found, and the death toll mounts to 53 from the landslide so far.

Considering the hardships faced by the officials and volunteers who had been carrying out the rescue and search operation for 12 days continuously, Awangbow said that a review meeting will be held to discuss providing additional force in the rescue team. The minister also requested the Army, NDRF, SDRF and volunteers for full cooperation unless the missing victims are found. 

It may be mentioned that Minister Awangbow continuously supervised the ground zero of the landslide affected areas. 

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