Cyclone Remal: Flood, landslides and mudslides in Manipur

Loaded truck slides into gorge, NH 37 cut off

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 30 May 2024, 1:58 am

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Manipur has been experiencing continuous heavy rainfall since Monday night, leading to widespread flooding, mudslides, and landslides across the state.

The relentless downpour has caused a significant rise in river levels, heightening concerns about further damage and disruptions.

According to the IFCD control room, it is reported that the water level of Imphal and Nambul is flowing near the high flood level which is beyond the warning level, whereas, the water level of the Iril river is still under the warning level.

There are several reports of Imphal River and Nambul River overflowing in several areas, flooding many areas in Imphal including the chief minister’s own constituency Heingang and CAFPD Minister L Sushildro @ Yaima’s constituency Khurai besides Uripok, Sagolband including Khwairamband Market besides Keishampat.

The water level of the three rivers was still rising, till the filing of this report.

The banks of Imphal river were further breached at several other areas including Koirengei and Minuthong area flooding many parts in Imphal West. The historic Kangla has also been flooded.


In the hill areas, the situation has been particularly dire. The NH-37 (Imphal - Jiribam Road) was cut off by landslides due to heavy torrential rain.

Incessant rainfall triggered a mudslide on NH 37 Imphal-Jiribam road, sweeping off a truck into a gorge near Sinam village under New Keithelmanbi Police Station in Kangpokpi district around 9 am on Tuesday.

The truck owned by one Asok Yadav from Bihar was transporting Veneer Sheets from Imphal when the incident happened enroute. The truck bearing registration no. AS01JC 4697 was driven by Md Islamuddin, 57, son of (L) Md Sirajuddin of Yairipok Singa.

Both the driver and the handyman swiftly vacated the truck on noticing the landslide, as per sources. The vehicle was swept away by a landslide and fell into the gorge. Many vehicles remain stranded on both sides of the landslide, awaiting the arrival of excavators to clear the debris.

The persistent rain, accompanied by heavy winds, has uprooted trees and blown off house roofings in several areas.

In some locations, electric lines and broadband connections have been severed, compounding the difficulties faced by residents.

The inclement weather has effectively paralysed normal life, with many people unable to leave their homes.

A bridge connecting Kangpokpi town and Saikul was also damaged by the swollen river, disrupting transportation.


In addition, many houses along the banks of the Sekmai River have been flooded up to their roofs, with some huts being carried away by the strong currents.

A ward in the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) hospital was also inundated, adding to the challenges faced by healthcare providers.

The heavy rainfall has resulted in substantial mud accumulation across the state.

Experts have warned that if the rain continues for another day, the risk of further landslides will increase, potentially exacerbating the already critical situation.

Emergency services are on high alert, ready to respond to any incidents.

Residents have been urged to stay indoors, avoid unnecessary travel, and keep updated with official announcements and Public Advisory has been issued on do and don’t by the respective district administration for each district.

The government is closely monitoring the situation and has advised people to take necessary precautions to ensure their safety.


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IFP Bureau

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IMPHAL, Manipur


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