Tupul landslide death toll mounts to 53, rescue operation to continue for 3 more days

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Imphal:  Three more bodies are found, death toll mounts to 53 from the landslide that struck a railway construction site at Tupul in Noney district, water resource and relief and disaster management minister Awangbow Newmai said.

He said that the rescue operation of the victims of Marangching (Makhaum) landslide will continue for three more days.

Considering the hardships faced by the officials and volunteers who had been carrying out the rescue and search operation for 12 days continuously, Awangbow said a review meeting will be held as to discuss on providing additional force in the rescue team.

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The minister reiterated that the rescue operation will continue till all the victims are found.

The minister also requested the Army, NDRF, SDRF and volunteers for full cooperation unless the missing victims are found.

Awangbow continuously supervised the ground zero of the landslide affected areas.

Eight victims were still missing.

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