13 bodies have been recovered from the site of the massive landslide which occurred in Manipur on Thursday afternoon.
The landslide was triggered by incessant rains during the past few days in Manipur's Noney district buried dozens of people alive.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah have spoken to Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh and assured him of all possible help to rescue the people and deal with the situation.
Modi tweeted: "Spoke to Manipur CM N Biren Singh 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."
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.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 30, 2022
My thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon.
The landslide occurred at the Tupul Yard Railway construction camp.
The district administration, in coordination with various national and state disaster agencies, is undertaking search and rescue, and relief operations work.
The under-construction Tupul station building, track formation and camps of construction workers got damaged as a result of the massive landslide.
Chief Public Relations Officer of Northeast Frontier Railways Sabyasachi De said rescue teams from NDRF, SDRF, state government and the Railways rushed to the site for rescue operations.
19 people have so far been rescued and the injured are being treated at Noney Army Medical unit.