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Manipur Landslide: CM Biren visits injured personnel at Army Hospital, extends aid

The chief minister thanked the injured Army personnel for their invaluable service to the nation and wished them speedy recovery.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 4 Jul 2022, 2:53 pm

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(Photo: IFP)

 

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Sunday visited the Assam Rifles Military Hospital at IGAR South Headquarters, Mantripukhri and spent some time with the jawans who got injured in the recent landslide at Tupul. The CM also extended a sum of Rs 50,000 each to the injured jawan.

The chief minister thanked them for their invaluable service to the nation and wished them speedy recovery.

"Visited the Army hospital at IGAR South Headquarters to spend some time with the jawans who got injured in the recent landslide at Tupul. Thankful to all of them for their incredible service to the Nation. Extended a sum of Rs 50,000 to each jawan and wished them speedy recovery," Biren tweeted along with photos of his visit to the injured jawans.

The injured who recieved the financial aid included Havildar Marjision Singh, Havildar Nima Onchu Sherpa, Lance Naik Hirdya lamang, Riflemen Siddanth Chhetri, Riflemen Sarangthem Shyamchandra Singh, Riflemen Prokash Newar and Chef Kinkar Parua.

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As many as eight personnel of the 107 Territorial Army (TA) who were rescued from the landslide site so far sustained injuries, apart from five civilians as of Saturday.

Minister for Health and IPR Dr Sapam Ranjan, Chief Secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar, DGP P Doungel and other officials accompanied the chief minister during the visit.

Meanwhile, the joint rescue operation of the Army, Manipur Police, SDRF, NDRF, helped by volunteers continued on Sunday in search of the missing persons in the landslide that hit the NF Railway worksite and the Indian Army company location at Tupul, Noney district in Manipur on the intervening night of June 29-30.

So far, 18 people have been rescued and a total of 35 bodies have been recovered from the landslide till Sunday 12 noon, while 27 others are reportedly still missing.

According to official sources, the deceased were identified as 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);

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).

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Two identity of two other bodies were yet to be ascertained, the sources said.

While the rescue operation was underway at Tupul landslide site, another landslide reportedly occured at Sibilong village under Tousem sub-division in Tamenglong district early Sunday. Several travellers and vehicles were stranded on the Imphal-Jiribam road along National Highway-37 as the landslide brought down several huge boulders that bloacked the road, sources said.

Also Read: After Tupul, another massive landslide hits Sibilong in Manipur

Also Read: Rescue Operation Manipur Landslide Day 4: Search for the missing continues amid rains

WATCH: Massive Landslide at NF Railway Worksite in Manipur

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

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First published:3 Jul 2022, 10:34 am

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CM BirenNoneytupul landslidemanipur landslideinjured army personnelArmy hospital

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