The total number of recovered bodies of missing victms in the Manipur landslide rose to 50, with the finding of one more body from the debris of the incident site, official sources said.
The search and rescue operation team retrieved a body on Saturday, the ninth day since the launch of the rescue operation on June 30, after a massive landslide struck the camp site of the Northern Frontier Railway and the 107 Territorial Army at Makhuam village in Noney district, sources in the NDRF said.
The sources said the body was found around 3.50 pm and was identified as that of Railway official Kamlesh Talukdar, 37, son of Hrishikesh Talukdar of Assam.
In all, 79 people were affected by the landslide, official sources said, adding that 18 people have been rescued alive so far.
It is also said that the bones recovered on July 6 have not been counted as a body. The officials maintained that body identification has become increasingly difficult due to tissue disorientation.
Finding the missing bodies is becoming increasingly difficult by the day, officials said, adding that 11 total bodies of the landslide remained missing so far.
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