At least 14 people have died and another four dozen are feared to have been killed after a massive landslide in a remote area of the northeastern Indian state of Manipur.
Rescue workers battled heavy rains to pull out 19 survivors from the rubble on Thursday morning after the landslide at a railway construction site, where workers were sleeping in a makeshift camp overnight, in the early hours.
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Joint rescue operation by Army, NDRF, SDRF, State Police and District Administration continues after landslide at Noney, Manipur. pic.twitter.com/l7N4PNoq7n— Prasar Bharati News Services पी.बी.एन.एस. (@PBNS_India) July 1, 2022
The army has been drafted in to join the search, but officials were not optimistic. This month unprecedented rains have lashed India’s northeastern states and neighbouring Bangladesh, killing more than 150 people.
Millions have been also displaced by the catastrophic floods in recent weeks, and in some low lying areas houses have been submerged.