27.1 C
Imphal
Monday, August 8, 2022
No menu items!

Two killed, many reported missing in Manipur landslide

The available engineer plant equipment on site has also been pressed into the rescue efforts.

Must Read

Imphal: A massive landslide that occurred on Wednesday at midnight in Noney district killed two Territorial Army (TA) personnel, rescued thirteen people, and 20 remained missing.

Massive rescue operations were launched on Thursday by the army, Assam Rifles, Manipur Police, and the people of the area.

- Advertisement -

Helicopters will be used for rescue operations when the weather is clear, Defence official said. Two couples and a child were also reported missing.

The landslide also blocked the Ezei river which flows in Noney district about 50 km from Imphal.

Defense official said personnel of 107 Territorial Army of Indian Army was deployed near Tupul Railway Station in Noney district, for the protection of an under-construction railway line connecting Jiribam to Imphal when the landslide hit the camp.

The available engineer plant equipment on site has also been pressed into the rescue efforts.

All the injured persons were treated at Noney Army Medical unit. The critically injured personnel will be moved to Imphal.

Rescue operations were hampered by fresh landslides and bad weather. Helicopters and personnel are preparing to launch operations.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Latest News

Maiden SSLV mission: Satellites placed in wrong orbit, came down, no longer usable: ISRO

Sriharikota: The next generation maiden flight of India's Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV-D1--developmental flight) on Sunday suffered a set...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -