Noney: Fourteen people have been killed and several others feared trapped in the rubble of a railway site under construction in Manipur’s Noney district, which was hit by a major landslide, officials say know. “No less than 23 people were pulled from the rubble, 14 of them dead. Research continues for others. It has not been confirmed how many people are buried but so far 60 people include villagers, military and railway employees, laborers (buried), ”DGP P Doungel said.
Search operations continued into the night and technical equipment, including bulldozers, were brought in to access the incident area and assist in rescue efforts. The landslide occurred overnight from Wednesday to Thursday near the location where the Indian Army’s 107th Army was deployed near Tupul Railway Station in Noney District to protect the railway line under construction from Jiribam to Imphal .
Assam Rifles Indian Army and Territorial Army troops continued rescue operations to salvage landslides throughout the day in the common area of Tupul Railway Station, Noney district, Manipur despite inclement weather. Teams from Indian Railways, Civil Regulatory Authority, NDRF, SDRF and residents of Noney County are also actively contributing to the search, according to an official statement.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reviewed the landslide situation caused by incessant rain in Manipur with Prime Minister N Biren Singh and assured the full possible support of the central government.I spoke to Manipur CM Shri @NBirenSinghJi and reviewed the situation due to a catastrophic landslide. Secure all possible support from the Center. I pray for the safety of all those affected. My thoughts are with the bereaved. May the injured recover soon,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted.
Northeastern Border Railroad CPRO said a landslide caused by incessant rain had caused damage to the Tupul station building of the new Jiribam – Imphal line project which is underway. “A landslide has also hindered the track’s formation, construction workers’ camps and the ongoing rescue operations,” NF Railway CPRO said.
Union Home Affairs Minister Amit Shah also held talks with Minister N Biren Singh and Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw. He added two NDRF teams are on their way to Tupul.
Amit Shah said rescue operations were underway with National Disaster Response Force personnel at the site of the incident, which occurred at midnight on Wednesday when a landslide hit the camp under construction. build.
Manipur CM N Biren Singh traveled to Tupul for an update on the unfortunate landslide situation and expressed gratitude to Shah for calling him to assess the situation and secure any possible assistance.
“I visited Tupul to provide an update on the unfortunate landslide situation. I am grateful to Hon. HM Shri Amit Shah Ji phoned me to assess the situation and secure any possible assistance. A team of the NDRF has arrived at the site to carry out the rescue operation,” the minister tweeted.
CM called an emergency meeting to monitor the situation.
“I spoke to CMs @NBirenSingh and @AshwiniVaishnaw after a landslide near Tupul train station in Manipur. Rescue operations are in full swing. An NDRF team arrived at the scene and joined the rescue operations. Two more teams are on their way to Tupul,” Shah tweeted.