Manipur | Landslide claims lives of nine at Tamenglong


Incessant heavy rains in Manipur have triggered landslides at different places of Tamenglong town  killing nine people early on Wednesday morning.

The incidents had occured between 2:30 am to 3:00 am at Tamenglong town, said officials.

According to reports, District Deputy Commissioner Rabinder Singh informed that the bodies of seven of the nine persons, that have been missing following the landslides, have been recovered and the search for the missing two is still on.

Security personnel and locals have been carrying out rescue operations, said Singh adding, poor accessibility of the area has been causing hindrance to the operations.

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh through twitter said that a ministerial team has left Imphal for Tamenglong to help the victims.

Sources reveal that the victims include 5 children of a family as well as two other children who had been swept away by water. A mother and son had also been killed after their house was swept away in the landslide.

The CM expressing grief said that he is deeply saddened to know that nine precious lives have been lost due to landslides.

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