Imphal: Two women who reportedly tried to cross a flooding river were missing.
Police said two women identified as RS Ngamreila and Ramreilla were swept away on Monday while crossing Thorliru stream near Challou river, Ukhrul district.
There is no proper bridge in the stream and the level of water has increased due to heavy rainfall during the last few days. A massive search operation was launched however both the women could not be traced.
State disaster team had reached the spot and the search operation was still continuing.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister N Biren Singh has expressed his serious concerns over the disappearance of two girls in Ukhrul’s Poi-Challou river.
“The water level has risen quite significantly after the heavy rainfall in the last two days. Let’s keep them in our prayers,” Biren said.