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North East

Arunachal landslide: No damage to NHPC dam, says official

Itanagar, April 4: A landslide that occurred in Arunachal Pradesh has not caused any damage to the main dam of the Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric project, a senior NHPC official said on Tuesday. The 2000 MW Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Project on the Subansiri river at Gerukamukh, bordering Assam, is being executed by National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC). “No damage was caused to the main dam of the project, which is under construction, due to the landslide (on Monday)”, NHPC Executive Director of Lower Subansiri Hydro project, Vipin Gupta, said. Circle officer...
North East

2 killed, 5 injured in massive landslide in Manipur

Imphal, July 8: Two persons died and five people were injured in a massive landslide in Manipur's Churachandpur district on Friday morning, police said. The incident happened on National Highway (NH) 102 in Santing, around 92 km from the district headquarters, they said. Twelve people, including two children, were travelling in a vehicle when they found the road was blocked by debris and tree branches, police said. They just cleared the debris and the driver was about to start the vehicle when a massive landslide hit the area. The vehicle...
North East

Manipur landslide: 2 more bodies retrieved; toll mounts to 49

Imphal, July 8: The death toll in the landslide that struck a railway construction site at Tupul in Manipur's Noney district last week rose to 49 as two more bodies were retrieved from under the debris during the ongoing search operations, an official said on Friday. Bodies of a Territorial Army staffer and a civilian were recovered on Thursday and 12 people are still missing, he said. Identification of decomposed bodies has become increasingly difficult. Search operations are still on to find out the 12 missing people, Noney district Deputy...
North East

Death count in Manipur landslide rises to 37, more rains affect search for missing 25

Guwahati/Imphal, July 3: The death toll in the landslide at a railway construction site in Manipur's Noney district rose to 37 on Sunday with the recovery of three more bodies, while search operations were underway for another 25 people, an official said. Heavy rains and fresh landslides in the Tupul area since Saturday night have affected the search operations, he said. Bodies of 37 people have been found so far from under the debris. Among them are 24 Territorial Army personnel and 13 civilians, a defence spokesperson in Guwahati said....
North East

Bodies of four workers of Assam killed in Manipur landslide reach native village

Morigaon, July 3: The bodies of four persons from Assam's Morigaon district who were among those killed in a landslide at a railway construction site in Manipur reached their native place on Sunday. Officials of Morigaon district administration paid their last respects to the deceased before the last rites were performed. All the four bodies were cremated in Lahorighat area, from where the deceased hailed. Gopal Phukan, Haramohan Deka, Pallab Laran and Dipankar Bordoloi were among the eight persons from Assam who have been confirmed killed in the landslide in...
North East

Manipur landslide: Toll rises to 29; rains hamper rescue operation

Imphal, July 2: The toll in the landslide at a railway construction site in Manipur's Noney district climbed to 29 on Saturday after eight more bodies were recovered from under the debris, officials said. Thirty-four people are still missing after a massive landslide hit the Tupul yard railway construction camp on the night of June 29. Inclement weather is affecting the search operations, officials said. Out of the eight bodies recovered during the day, five are of Territorial Army personnel and one of an employee of a construction company. The...
North East

Manipur landslide: 8 from Assam killed; state govt to airlift bodies of civilians

Guwahati/ Morigaon, July 2: At least 8 people from Assam, including one army jawan, have been killed so far in the landslide at a railway construction site in Manipur's Noney district, state Cabinet Minister Pijush Hazarika said. Twelve others from the state, including a railway engineer, are still missing, he said. The overall death toll in the landslide at Tupul yard railway construction camp in the neighbouring state on Wednesday night has increased to 25, while 38 others are still missing. It is an extremely tragic and unfortunate incident. Search...
North East

Manipur landslide: Army says 5 civilians, 13 soldiers rescued

New Delhi, June 30: The Army on Thursday said 13 soldiers of the Territorial Army and five civilians have so far been rescued from the landslide-hit railway construction site in Manipur's Noney district. At least eight people were killed and over 70 went missing after a massive landslide hit the railway construction site on Wednesday night. In a statement, the Army said Assam Rifles and Territorial Army troops carried out the rescue operations throughout the day in the general area of the Tupul railway station, in spite of inclement weather....
North East

Landslide snaps road connectivity in Arunachal capital

Itanagar, June 21: A massive landslide blocked an arterial road in Itanagar on Tuesday, causing a major traffic jam with hundreds of vehicles stranded for hours, officials said. The landslide happened on Itanagar-Hollongi road near Chimphu around 10.30 am, they said. Hundreds of cars and two-wheelers were stranded following the disaster on both flanks of the important road, they added. Though the administration has pressed men and machinery to clear the debris, officials said that it would take at least a day or two to make the road fit for...
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