Manipur CM announces ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to next of kin of Tupul landslide fatalities

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Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh has announced to provide ex-gratia to the next of kin of those deceased and to the injured persons in the massive landslide occurred at Tupul Railway Construction Camp, Noney.

Death toll has reportedly risen to eight. The total persons affected by the landslide was reported to be 81and missing persons 55. Eighteen persons were rescued.

Speaking to reporters Biren Singh conveyed his deepest condolences and shared grief with the bereaved family members. He informed that an emergency meeting was held in the morning and the government has decided to provide ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the next of kin of those deceased and Rs 50 thousand to the injured persons. He further maintained that all the expenses including medical treatment etc of the injured persons will be borne by the state government.

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Mentioning that the rescue work is underway, he said that the rescue team comprising of Manipur Police personnel, SRDF, army personnel etc are being deployed in the area.

The chief minister also interacted with the people of the nearby area and expressed his gratitude to the villagers for extending their support and co-operation in the rescue mission.

MP Rajya Sabha Leishemba Sanajaoba, chairman of Hill Areas Committee D. Gangmei, chief secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar, administrative secretaries, senior Army and Manipur Police officials and others accompanied the chief minister during the visit.

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Death toll has reportedly risen to eight.

“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,” Pm Modi tweets.

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