Around midnight of Wednesday night a massive landslide struck the company location of 107 Territorial Army of Indian Army deployed near Tupul Railway Station in Noney district, Manipur for protection of under construction railway line from Jiribam to Imphal.
7 dead bodies recovered so far from the yesterday’s massive landslide areas in Noney district of Manipur. Over 30 people are still missing.
The district administration is in touch with national and state disaster management agencies for search, rescue and relief operations.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Manipur CM and reviewed the situation due to a tragic landslide. PM also assured all possible support from the Centre.
Manipur CM N.Biren Singh today visited Tupul Railway Construction Camp, Noney where the unfortunate landslide had occurred last night leaving several casualties and dozens buried alive.
Speaking to media persons, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh conveyed his deepest condolences and shared grief with the bereaved family members. He informed that an emergency meeting was held in the morning and the government has decided to provide ex-gratia of Rs. 5 lakhs to the next of kin of those deceased and Rs. 50 thousand to the injured persons. He further maintained that all the expenses including medical treatment etc of the injured persons will be borne by the State government.