Imphal, July 03: The death count due to a massive landslide at a Territorial Army Camp in Manipur’s Noney district has increased to 34, officials said on Saturday. The dead includes 23 jawans.
So far, 13 personnel of the Territorial Army and five civilians have been rescued, while 28 people are still missing, officials said.
The landslide occurred on Wednesday night at the Territorial Army Camp near the Tupul yard railway construction site. Efforts have been intensified by the Indian Army, Assam Rifles, Territorial Army, and the central and state disaster forces, to rescue those still stuck beneath the debris.
“As officials are facing difficulties due to rains and other factors, a Thorough Wall Radar is also being inducted by air to detect the presence of personnel buried in the debris,” an official release said.
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Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh, accompanied by top Army and civil officials, visited the disaster site on Friday.
The Chief Minister has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each for the family of those who died and Rs 50,000 for those injured.