Manipur landslide: PM Modi reviews situation, assures every possible support

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Manipur Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh and assured every possible support from the centre.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: PTI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A massive landslide killed six people near Tupul railway station in Manipur’s Noney district
  • The incident happened on Wednesday night
  • Rescue operations are currently underway

Hours after a massive landslide killed six people near Tupul railway station in Manipur’s Noney district, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the situation. The PM spoke to Manipur Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh and assured every possible support from the centre.

“Spoke to Manipur CM Shri @NBirenSingh Ji and reviewed the situation due to a tragic landslide. Assured all possible support from the Centre. I pray for the safety of all those affected. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon.”

At least 20 people are still missing after the landslide that hit the company location of 107 Territorial Army of the Indian Army deployed near Tupul yard railway construction camp. The incident happened on Wednesday night.

Rescue operations are currently underway. The state government has mobilised the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), who are working in close coordination with the Army and railway authorities.



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