Imphal, Manipur: At least seven people were killed and several others feared missing after a massive landslide hit Tupul railway construction camp in Manipur’s Noney district. The incident took place on Wednesday night, however, the identities of those killed in the incident are yet to be ascertained. Meanwhile, rescue operations by the Indian Army and Assam Rifles are underway. Issuing an advisory, Noney Deputy Commissioner Haulianlal Guite said the landslide occurred at the Tupul Yard Railway construction camp, which also obstructed the course of the Ijei river, which flows through Tamenglong and Noney districts, creating a dam-like storage condition. As the situation is still unfolding, the Deputy Commissioner warned the general public, especially children, against going near the river.
A massive landslide in Tupul where the railway line was being constructed Unfortunate incident but sadly we will not know about it because it is the back of beyond for many of us We lost soldiers from Railway TA at Nonei The most scenic region with warm hearted loving people. pic.twitter.com/79Fjaos9Jn
— Col (Dr) DPK Pillay, Shaurya Chakra Retd (@dpkpillay12) June 30, 2022
The news of a tragic landslide near Tupul Yard railway construction camp in Noney District, Manipur is extremely distressing.
My condolences to the bereaved families who have lost their loved ones and prayers for speedy recovery of those injured.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) June 30, 2022
#BreakingNews! #Shocking 😱 Very Sad News Territorial Army deployed at Tupul, #Manipur came under massive #landslide last night.
Around 53 persons untraceable, Bodies of 5 martyrs recovered so far, rescue operation continues.👇
God save our brave soldiers🙏#IndianArmy pic.twitter.com/IFOvgGg1jb
— Rakesh Arora (@Rakesh14_Arora) June 30, 2022
Called an emergency meeting to assess the situation of the landslide in Tupul today. The search and rescue operation is already underway. Let’s keep them in our prayers today.
Ambulances along with doctors have also been dispatched to assist in the operation. pic.twitter.com/JZLLPsIZou
— N.Biren Singh (@NBirenSingh) June 30, 2022
Spoke to CM Shri @NBirenSingh and Shri @AshwiniVaishnaw in the wake of a landslide near the Tupul railway station in Manipur. Rescue operations are in full swing. A team of NDRF has already reached the spot and joined the rescue operations. 2 more teams are on their way to Tupul.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) June 30, 2022
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Published Date: June 30, 2022 3:39 PM IST
Updated Date: June 30, 2022 3:40 PM IST
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