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34 bodies recovered, 28 still missing in Manipur landslide

So far, 18 people have been rescued, while many are feared still buried alive in the debris of the landslide that hit the Northern Frontier Railway worksite and the Indian Army company location at Marangjing near Tupul in Noney district, Manipur.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 3 Jul 2022, 10:39 am

(Photo: IFP Images)
(Photo: IFP Images)

The Manipur landslide death toll rose to 34 as 13 more bodies were recovered from the site of the incident, while 28 remained missing on Saturday.

The rescue operation continued for the third day in search of the missing after the massive landslide that hit the Northern Frontier Railway worksite and the Indian Army company location at Marangjing near Tupul in Noney district, Manipur on June 29-30.

As per the latest update, the rescue team recovered 13 more bodies, including eight personnel of the 107 Territorial Army (TA) and five civilians till about 7.30 pm Saturday. Altogether 28 people, including seven TA personnel and 21 civilians, remained missing. The total number of people affected in the landslide is 80, official sources said.

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On Friday, 18 people were rescued, while 13 bodies were recovered. Eight of the bodies were confirmed to be personnel of the 107 TA. The other five bodies were civilians, the resue team said.

So far, post-mortem has been conducted on 14 bodies. Most of them hailed from Darjeeling, West Bengal. Among the bodies of the Territorial Army, one was identified as Rifleman Tak Bahadur from Saikul in Kangpokpi district, Army sources said.

WATCH: Worst Natural Disaster in Manipur | Day 3: Death Toll 34, Several Missing

According to official sources, the identified deceased persons are Gopal Phukan, 37, from Morigaon, Assam (VSC ); havildar Milan Tamang (107 TA); naik Tshering Lepcha (107 TA);  naik Diwankar Thapa (107-TA); rifleman Sankar Chhetri (107-TA); rifleman Benjamin Rai (107-TA); rifleman Md Jairuk Hoque (107-TA); rifleman Marcus Gurung (107-TA); naib subedar Sitaram Rai, Darjeeling West Bengal; lance naik Bishal Chhetri Darjeeling West Bengal;

Rifleman Tak Bahadur Saikul Kangpokpi district; lance naik Bhupen Rai Darjeeling; rifleman Radup Tamang Darjeeling; havildar Bidhyan Rai, Darjeeling; rifleman Balaram Sharma, Assam; Upendra Kumar, Kanpur Uttar Pradesh (BIPL); Harmohon,Marigaon Assam (VSC); rifleman Sanjay Oran, 31, Darjeeling; Dipankar ,26, Marigaon Assam (VSC);

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TA driver Sahajan Laskar, 26, Lakhimpur Assam; Palab Phukan, Marigaon Assam (VSC);  rifleman Sanjay Debnath ,36, West Tripura; havildar Bikram Sarki ,38, Darjeeling; rifleman Prasanta Dev ,28, West Tripura; rifleman SK Mahuddin Ahmed ,31,west Bengal; havildar Santu Banerjee ,37, Barackpur West Bengal; rifleman Shubham kumarSingh ,26, Kathar Bihar; Umesh Limbu, (107-TA); Chedup Lama, (107-TA); Bogento Phukan (VSC); Subodh Sing (BIPL) and Ghurendra Upadhya (BIPL).

Among the recovered, the identity of two bodies is yet to be ascertained, said the joint rescue team that included personnel of the Indian Army, Assam Rifles, Territorial Army, SDRF, NDRF and several local volunteers. 

WATCH: Massive Landslide at NF Railway Worksite in Manipur

 

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First published:2 Jul 2022, 5:48 pm

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