Nine killed in landslide in Manipur's Tamenglong district; officials retrieve seven bodies

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.

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.

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

Updated Date: Jul 11, 2018 10:44 AM

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