Manipur: 2 Killed, 7 Injured in Landslide at Churachandpur

Another landslide hit Churachandpur in Manipur on Friday killing two people while seven others have injured
ANOTHER LANDSLIDE HIT MANIPUR
ANOTHER LANDSLIDE HIT MANIPUR

Another landslide hit Churachandpur in Manipur on Friday killing two people while seven others have injured after a pick-up truck was hit by the landslide, said officials.

The pick-up truck with 12 passengers was heading towards Churachandpur town and was near Saihum village, along Churachandpur-Tipaimukh Road under Henglep subdivision, when it was hit by the landslide at around 7.30 am yesterday.

The vehicle was swept away into a deep gorge.

A medical team was rushed to the spot, besides an excavator to clear the landslide, officials said as reported by Hindustan Times.

“The deceased were women and were identified as Lalbuotsai (49) and Lalnunzir. Both were residents of Sipuikawn village in Pherzawl district,” a senior district police official said.

The injured persons were shifted to Churachandpur district hospital after receiving first aid at an Assam Rifles camp at Aina village,” the official added.

At least 49 people were killed after a massive landslide hit a railway construction camp at Marangching village part 5 in Noney district of the state on July 2. Twelve people are still feared missing.

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