Nine people were killed in a landslide triggered by incessant rainfall in three places Tamenglong district in Manipur on Tuesday. News18 Assam and North East reported that the rescue officials have been able to retrieve the bodies of seven victims so far.
9 people killed in landslide triggered by incessant rainfall in Manipurs's Tamenglong dist, 7 bodies retrieved from debris so far. Rain over the last few days in the state damaged several roads and a bridge and caused landslides. #Manipur pic.twitter.com/8XK4p9ehOt
" News18 Assam & NE (@News18Northeast) July 11, 2018
Chief Minister N Biren Singh said in a tweet that the rescue operations were underway. Jitendra Singh, who is the Minister of State for the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, tweeted that he was "saddened" to hear the news about the deaths due to the landslides.
I am deeply saddened to know that Nine precious life lost due to land slide at 3 places in Tamenglong Head Quarter, till now 7 bodies have been recovered 2 bodies of children yet to recovered. Rescue operations is on .@PMOIndia @rajnathsingh ji @rammadhavbjp @RajatSethi86 pic.twitter.com/Og0OOqgk2O " Nongthombam Biren (@NBirenSingh) July 11, 2018
Saddened to learn, 9 precious lives lost due to landslide at 3 places in Tamenglong, #Manipur . Appreciate CM Sh @NBirenSingh taking personal interest in Rescue operations. pic.twitter.com/8h14yXq32Q " Dr Jitendra Singh (@DrJitendraSingh) July 11, 2018
Since the beginning of monsoon, several incidents of landslides triggered by rains have been reported. On Sunday, incessant rains had caused landslides along the stretch of National Highway(NH)-2, affecting traffic along the Kohima-Dimapur road.
Quoting officials, PTI reported that the stretch of NH-29 below Avile petrol pump was completely cut-off while another landslide occurred in Hospital Colony. NH-2 is also the lifeline for public carriers to neighbouring Manipur as trucks pass the highway.
With inputs from PTI