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14 killed in landslide at army camp in Manipur

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  • 01 July, 2022 14:33:03

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A landslide has hit an army camp in the northeastern Indian state of Manipur. The bodies of 14 people including army personnel have been recovered. More than 50 people are still missing in the collapsed pile. The landslide occurred at an army camp near the Tupul Yard railway construction site in the state's Nani district between June 28 and 29 due to rain, the Indian news agency ANI said. Rescue operations are still going on there. Members of the Territorial Army were deployed near the Tupul railway station to secure the construction of a railway line from Jiribam to Imphal. When the landslide happened, they were sleeping inside the tent. According to the Indian military, 13 Territorial Army personnel and five civilians have been rescued so far. The bodies of nine Territorial Army personnel and a civilian were recovered from the rubble. The search for the missing workers will continue throughout the day, officials said. "More than 23 people have been evacuated from the wreckage," said Director General of Police P Dungel. Of these, 14 died. The search for others continues. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. So far, however, about 60 people, including villagers, army, railway workers and workers, have been reported missing. ” In June this year, seven northeastern states of India and Bangladesh received unusual rainfall. Floods and landslides have killed at least 150 people in the two countries. Millions of people have lost their homes in the floods and become refugees.

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