A massive landslide triggered by days of heavy rain has caused death and destruction in a remote area of the state of Manipur in northeastern India.
The landslide occurred at a railway construction site near Tupul, Noney district, during the early hours of 30 June 2022, burying a makeshift camp for construction workers. Rescue teams working at the site recovered 14 bodies, while 25 were rescued alive.
India’s Ministry of Home Affairs reported 56 people were feared missing under the debris, including members of the Territorial Army, construction workers and locals.
The landslide blocked the flow of the Ijai river and created an artificial dam, raising fears of possible flooding in the area.
Seven Territorial Army personnel have lost their lives while 45 others are missing after a massive landslide in Manipur’s Noney district. The landslide took place around midnight on Wednesday. #ManipurLandslide #manipur #noney #landslide #DevendraFadnavis pic.twitter.com/PE3NUHMKYM
— Arpana Kumari (@K2Kumari) June 30, 2022
Massive #landslide hits a railway worksite in Noney district in #Manipur . 13 people are dead and the casualties are likely to go up. 50 people are still missing. #ManipurLandslide @TheQuint pic.twitter.com/9T4Iu6kXX7
— Tridip K Mandal (@tridipkmandal) July 1, 2022