9 killed in landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in Manipur

  • | Thursday | 12th July, 2018

Appreciate CM Sh @NBirenSingh taking personal interest in rescue operations". IMPHAL: Heavy rains triggered landslides in three places in Manipur 's Tamenglong town early this morning, killing nine persons, including five minors and injuring seven others, officials said.The landslides occurred at 2.30 am, police said.Tamenglong town borders Assam and is about 150 km from here. Jitendra Singh, Union minister for Development of the North Eastern Region (DoNER), tweeted, "Saddened to learn, 9 precious lives lost due to landslide at 3 places in Tamenglong, #Manipur. "I am deeply saddened to know that nine precious life lost due to landslide at 3 places in Tamenglong Head Quarter, till now seven bodies have been recovered, two bodies of children yet to be recovered. The bodies of two more children killed in the landslide are yet to be recovered, said Chief Minister N Biren Singh.The seven injured have been admitted to the district hospital in Tamenglong, the officials said.

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