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Manipur landslide: Death toll at 49; 12 still missing

By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Jul 07, 2022 10:47 pm

Our Correspondent

Imphal, July 7 (EMN): The death toll of Manipur landslide remains at 49 while 12 others are still missing.

No bodies were recovered during the day’s operation.

The landslide, said to be the first of such magnitude in the state’s history, hit the railway construction camp at Marangching part 5 areas, about 75 west of the state capital, on the midnight of June 29. It also hit 107 Territorial Army (TA) camps of the Indian army deployed at the area. An operation to rescue survivors has been going on since then.

Till Wednesday, 49 bodies were recovered out of 79 confirmed victims while 18 injured persons were rescued and referred to hospitals for treatment. Out of the total bodies recovered, 29 are those from Territorial Army personnel while 12 others including one Territorial Army personnel are still missing.

Among the 18 injured persons who were rescued from ground zero on the first day of the search, seven of them are presently undergoing treatment at the Assam Rifles multispeciality hospital at Mantripukhri on the outskirts of Imphal.

Meanwhile, mortal remains of a subedar of the Territorial Army was sent  to his home station by IAF aircraft this morning. A solemn wreath laying ceremony was held today to pay tribute to the departed subedar at Imphal airport, Army sources said.

By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Jul 07, 2022 10:47:33 pm