Northeast

Manipur Landslide: Villagers downstream ljei River advised to take own precautions

'With morning rains on Saturday and expected bad weather to continue, the condition is still developing and the future is unknown'.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 3 Jul 2022, 4:30 am

IFP Representational Image

Deputy commissioner of Noney district, Haulianlal Guite on Saturday issued another advisory notice yet again in view of the massive landslide that hit the Northern Frontier Railway worksite and the Indian Army company location at Marangching near Tupul in Noney district, Manipur on June 29-30.

Advertisement

The DC, in the advisory, stated that the flow of the ljei River has been obstructed by the debris, creating a dam-like storage condition which if breached will wreak havoc to the low-lying areas of Noney District Headquarters. As the condition is still developing and the future is unknown, the general public living in villages downstream have been advised to take their own precautions, and especially ensure children do not come out near the river. 

"Due to the unfortunate landslide which occurred at Tupul Yard Railway construction camp, where casualties are being reported and dozens buried alive, the flow of the ljei river has also been obstructed by the debris, creating a dam-like storage condition which if breached will wreak havoc to the low-lying areas of Noney District Head Quarter. All efforts are currently being undertaken using a dozen earth movers to make a clear channel for allowing the safe outflow of stored water," the advisory read. 

"However, with morning rains on Saturday and expected bad weather to continue, the condition is still developing and the future is unknown, the general public living in villages downstream are hereby advised to take their own precautions, and especially ensure children do not come out near the river. Whoever can evacuate are also advised to evacuate. Public are further advised to stay alert and be prepared for any assistance in case rain conditions deteriorate further," it further read. 

For any assistance, public may contact the district-level helpline numbers:

Advertisement

Relief  Materials: EE DRDA -7005000344
Health Related:  CMO Noney - 08730935885

Control Room: SDO Haochong - 08414876531 (to function also as control room number for all information inflow and outflow).

Meanwhile, over 4000 personnel across multiple central and state departments are involved in search and rescue work at the Marangjing landslide site. As many as 27 bodies have been recovered so far, and 36 others still missing on Saturday.

ALSO READ: Manipur Landslide Updates | More bodies recovered, rescue operation continues
 
 

Advertisement

First published:2 Jul 2022, 8:31 am

Tags:

NoneyNDRFSDRFtupul landslidemanipur landslideMarangching

IFP Bureau

IFP Bureau

IMPHAL, Manipur

Advertisement

Top Stories

Loading data...
Advertisement

IFP Exclusive

Loading data...
Advertisement

Feedback

Have a complaint, a suggestion or just some feedback about our content? Please write to onlineifp@gmail.com and we’ll do our best to address it.