9 killed, 7 injured in landslides in Manipur

| | Guwahati

At least nine people, including eight minors, were killed and seven others were injured in three separate incidents of landslides in Manipur’s Tamenglong district in the wee hours on Thursday.

Police said that incessant rain for last several hours triggered landslides at several areas in Tamenglong district on Thursday morning, leading to collapse of several houses. While seven bodies of the deceased have been recovered, operations are on to retrieve the bodies of two other victims.“Five children of one family were killed after the house they live in collapse at New Salem area in Tamenglong town,” police said adding that in another incident in Neigailuang  area two children of a family were carried away by muddy water when the family was sleeping.“In the third incident, a mother-son duo was killed when their house was swept away,” police said adding that seven other people have also been injured during the landslides.

“Security personnel and the locals were carrying out rescue operations on a war-footing. A total of 13 houses were destroyed in the incidents. We have opened relief camps for the affected families and relief provided to the inmates,” said a senior district administration official while talking to The Pioneer today.



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