Tupul landslide: 29 deceased, 18 rescued, 34 missing

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Imphal: Till Saturday death toll in the massive landslide that occurred on intervening of Wednesday and Thursday at Tupul Yard Railway construction camp has risen to 29 while 18 persons were rescued.

Out of the total victims, 34 went missing till this day.

The victims belonged to 107TA COB (B-Coy) (43), Venkata Sai Constructions (23), Railways (3), Bharat Infra Pvt Ltd(3), villagers (5) and unidentified (4).

Twenty of deceased persons belonged to 107TA COB (B-Coy), six belonged to Venkata Sai Constructions, one belonged to Bharat Infra Pvt Ltd and two were unidentified.

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Thirteen of the injured belonged to 107TA COB (B-Coy) and five belonged to Venkata Sai Constructions.

Twelve each of the 107TA COB (B-Coy) and Venkata Sai Constructions, three of Railways, two of Bharat Infra Pvt Ltd, five villagers and four unidentified persons still went missing.

Deputy commissioner of Noney district Haulianlal Guite released the Maranging landslide victims list.

A total of 452 personnel and 25 local volunteers were being deployed. Thirty-seven excavators were being utilised in the rescue mission.

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“Due to today’s early rainfall, new cracks appear onsite, so all rescue teams have been advised to proceed with caution,” the deputy commissioner said.

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