With 2 More Bodies, Assam's Death Toll In Manipur Landslide Climbs To 11

A list of 26 people has been compiled by the state government who were present at the Tupul railway yard construction site in the Noney district of Manipur where the landslide occurred on June 29.
11 people from Assam killed in Manipur landslide
11 people from Assam killed in Manipur landslide

The bodies of two more construction workers from Assam were recovered from the debris at the site of the landslide in Manipur on Tuesday.

According to reports, the deceased belong from Lahorighat in the Morigaon district of Assam.

They are believed to be Jonti Bordoloi and Ramu Phukan, though their identities are yet to be verified.

With this, the number of people from Assam who lost their lives in the devastating landslides in Manipur’s Tupul, has risen to 11.

Meanwhile, at least 12 others are still missing following the tragic incident, officials informed on Monday.

A list of 26 people has been compiled by the state government who were present at the Tupul railway yard construction site in the Noney district of Manipur where the landslide occurred on June 29.

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As many as 42 people have been confirmed to have lost their lives in the tragic incident, while 20 more are still missing. So far, 18 people have been rescued alive from the site.

Assam water resources minister Pijush Hazarika, who went to the site of the incident, told reporters, “We have names of 26 people from the state who were at that site. Among them, one was an Army jawan, and one a railway engineer; the rest were construction company workers.”

The cabinet minister has been camped in Manipur since Saturday to oversee search and rescue operations.

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