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Manipur: Landslides continue to hit Twilang area, fissures appear along PMGSY road

At least two landslides were reported in Gelnal village, making it an exhausting day for the Joint Monitoring Development Committee in clearing the debris.

ByKangpokpi Correspondent

Updated 16 May 2022, 4:08 pm

(PHOTO: IFP)
(PHOTO: IFP)

 

Many more landslides were reported on Sunday in the Twilang area in Kangpokpi district, owing to the incessant rainfall creating more adversity to the already suffering Twilang people.

At least two landslides were reported in Gelnal village, making it an exhausting day for the Joint Monitoring Development Committee in clearing the debris.

Another landslide between Chalwa and Govajang will be cleared by early Monday, according to the JMDC.

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Landslides were also reported at three places near Tamei, around eight in between Chalwa and Selsi, including five major landslides, one between Gelnal village and Joupi village, another landslide between Gelnal village and Banglabung while it was also reported at Gorkha Jhil, Gorkha Harup, Bajagara, and near Panikheti along the PMGSY road.

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The non-stop rainfall also triggered earth fissures along the PMGSY road near Lamchok connecting T Vaichong Sub-divisional headquarters with the district headquarters via Imphal-Tamenglong road from Thonglang Atongba and along another PMGSY road near Panikheti.

The JMDC informed the general public to avoid unnecessary travelling considering the present scenario of the area.

An electric pole along with the wire was also pulled down by the swelling river on Saturday at Gelnal village which had completely blacked out the Twilang area.

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However, the youth of Gelnal village and members of JMDC led by a contractual staff of the department concerned pulled out the electric pole along with the wire and re-erected the pole on Sunday to reconnect the power supply.

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The Joint Monitoring Development Committee of IT Road Chairman, Lutngam Manlun said that they have done whatever they can in their capacity without much involvement from the authorities concerned and the state government till Sunday in the larger interest of the general public while they have already exhausted all their resources.

He then appealed to the authorities concerned, the elected representatives from the area, and the state government to help the people without delay.

 

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First published:16 May 2022, 3:06 pm

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Kangpokpi Correspondent

Kangpokpi Correspondent

KANGPOKPI district, Manipur

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