Manipur: 9 dead in massive landslides

from Government of India
Published on 11 Jul 2018 View Original

In Manipur, at least nine people have been killed while two are missing due to massive landslides at three places in Tamenglong district.

Many houses in the hill areas were washed away by the landslides.

The tragedy occured in the wee hour while sleeping when their dwelling houses swept downward and filled inside the debris due to the heavy rainfall.

Rescue and relief works are now being carry out by the local volunteers, police, security personnels and other agencies.

Union Minister of State in charge of DONER, Jitendra Singh, tweeted: "Saddened to learn, 9 precious lives lost due to landslide at 3 places in Tamenglong, Manipur."